Does cutting down trees decrease property value?

Recent studies have shown that well-maintained gardening and tree cover can increase the value of your home by up to 30 percent. Even simply improving your current garden from “good” to “excellent” can increase the value of your home by 6 or 7 percent. The imposing trees on your property provide more than beauty — they increase the value of your home. Several recent national surveys show that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a home by 7 to 19 percent.

Tree cover and landscaping, if done right, can significantly increase the value of your home, while poorly maintained or unmaintained trees and landscaping can have the opposite effect. The final result? Trees have a direct impact on energy use and resource conservation, and the healthier and larger the trees and their canopy, the greater the impact. Whether you're weighing the costs of preserving mature trees on your property or planting large trees on a property you're developing, consider the immediate and long-term benefits. At Davey Tree, we pride ourselves on providing fast, professional, and personalized service from certified arborists who live, work and participate in their community.

Trees bring a lot of beauty and visual interest to your home, but not all trees are right for your property. Davey provides comprehensive gardening, land management and tree care services on commercial properties throughout North America. Beyond the visual value of mature trees, there are other intrinsic and tangible benefits to having large, healthy trees on your property.