We are a little biased–we love trees! As one of the most experienced arborists in Southwest Michigan, we wanted to make sure you were aware of six great facts about trees...
“Landscape trees provide benefits that far exceed the costs of planting and care over their lifetime. Environmental and esthetic benefits, such as energy savings, storm water reduction, cleaner air, and higher property values, are an average of three times greater than tree care costs.” – USDA Forest Service Guide.
“A mature tree (close to a house in a residential setting) can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.” – Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers.
“Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent.” – Management Information Services/ICMA.
“Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20-50 percent in energy used for heating.” – USDA Forest Service.
“Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, apartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent.” – The Arbor Day Foundation.
“In tree-lined commercial districts, shoppers report: more frequent shopping, longer shopping trips, willingness to pay more for parking, and willingness to spend 12% more for goods.” – USDA, Forest Service Guide.
Graham Forestry Service, Inc. provides professional arboricultural and urban forestry expertise to municipalities, businesses, and property owners.