Benefits Of Tree Preservation

Aug 31st 2021

A good plan for tree preservation can positively impact your curb appeal while increasing the worth of your property and providing many ecological benefits. Trees can improve and maintain the quality of water and soil, along with helping to remove air pollutants. Properly preserving trees in your development sites takes time, good design, and communication. While the benefits from one site to another vary, our master arborists at SkyFrog Tree Service have outlined some benefits of tree preservation.

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Tree Preservation During New Construction

Many new construction sites remove all vegetation, but the trees should be mapped before the landscaping project begins. Their health should be evaluated, and only the unhealthy ones should be removed. We recommend doing this in the growing season, as trees are dormant in the winter months, making it difficult to assess their condition. We also recommend fencing off areas to protect trees and other vegetation.

Trees Can Reduce Energy Bills

On a hot summer day in Florida, the outside of your home can get pretty hot. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), cool roofs shaded by trees can save money in several ways, including energy savings. Therefore, a cool roof can decrease air conditioning needs, reduce energy bills, and extend the roof service life. In addition, providing shade over air conditioning equipment can help your AC to run more efficiently. The DOE also states that trees can provide shade from the hot summer sun and block winter winds, saving up to 25% of a typical home's energy use.

Trees Protect From Environmental Factors

Trees can also reduce air pollution and protect your home from environmental factors. For example, trees and other forms of vegetation can absorb runoff from stormwater and reduce erosion. Trees also absorb air pollutants, such as fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, if your home or company is located close to a major road or highway, trees can provide a cover of privacy and reduce noise from the road.

Trees Provide Economic Benefits

According to the University of Washington's research, homes with trees are preferred to homes without trees and can increase the property's value by up to 7%. Homes with trees in the front yard can be worth 3–5% more. In neighborhoods with good tree cover, homes can be worth 6–9% more, and for high-income areas with mature trees, homes can be worth 10–15% more. It pays to have trees at your home or business!