Money might not grow on trees, but they certainly are valuable

Trees are a nice feature to have around your yard - but have you ever considered how they add value to your property?

Here's what we mean:

  • A well-maintained, mature tree in front of a house can increase that the house’s sales price by an average of $7,130 according to the PNW Research Station.

  • The Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers says that a mature tree can have an appraised value between $1,00 and $10,000.

  • Money Magazine estimates that while a remodeled bath or kitchen can return 125% of what you spend, professional landscaping can have up to a 200% recovery value.

  • Large, mature trees in the right places can provide enough shade for your home to achieve a measurable reduction in energy costs. According to the American Power Association, effective landscaping can reduce your cooling bill by 50% a year.

  • According to a study out of Michigan State University, study, every $1 you invest into your landscape will see a 109% return.

So, whether you're a new homeowner looking to plant some trees or a longtime homeowner considering selling, regular maintenance from a certified arborist can ensure you get the most value out of your yard's biggest assets.

Ripley Tree Service is an independent family business with 3 certified arborists on staff, serving Northeast Ohio since 2001.

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