Buying a home in Brisbane, whether as an investment or as your main place of residence is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Whether buying or selling, the trees at the property should be a significant consideration as trees can add or decrease the value by at least 15 %. Proper maintenance of trees including regular tree pruning, tree trimming and being aware of the signs of declining trees, will be both money saving and add value overall.
Healthy mature trees depending on the species can be worth up to $10,000 and for a long- term investment in your property, it is worth planting the most suitable trees in the most advantageous of positions.
For prospective buyers, a house that has mature healthy trees that have been well cared forwill be much more appealing than a house with no or unhealthy, dangerous trees. Healthy trees in a well-maintained garden will unconsciously send a message to buyers that the home is in good condition. They will look at the trees that require excessive pruning or even removal and mentally note the extra cost to rectify the situation.
Trees not only add value but they also bring a host of other benefits to the property as well. Here are just a few:
In summer, especially in hot climates such as in Queensland, Australia, trees act as a base layer of weather protection when surrounding a building. The tree blocks out the sun’s rays leading to less air conditioning and therefore electricity to keep your house cool in the summer. In the cooler winter months, trees also act as a windbreak to keep buildings warmer. According to the USADA Forest Service, “trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20-25% in energy used for heating.”
Again, when living in a hot climate it is imperative that you have some form of shade to create cooler areas and indeed safety from the sun. Queensland has the highest number of people diagnosed with melanoma in the whole of Australia and trees can be used to provide cover from the hot sun and ultraviolet rays by their canopies creating shade.
Another excellent health benefit that can be claimed by trees is their ability to absorb pollutants. Trees absorb odours and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them in their leaves and park.
Studies have shown that areas with few trees have a higher statistical incidence of crime and violence. In contrast, homes that are in green, leafy areas enjoy a much lower crime rate.
These are just a few of the many benefits to having trees in your property but for the best results these need to be healthy, well-maintained trees.
For trees to remain healthy they need to be well looked after and pruned to Australian standards. Hiring an unqualified ‘tree lopper’ is a false economy and will eventually cost more to rectify or remove the tree and from aesthetics point of view will not add value to your property.
A qualified Arborist will give you valuable and expert advice on where to plant trees for optimum benefit and also which species of tree will thrive in the space and soil conditions. They can also advise you on treatment plants for declining trees such a Deep Root Aeration or Root Plate Injections. Money invested in trees is not money wasted!
For all your Tree Care needs, call Heritage Tree Care on 0737155444 or email email@example.com for a free, no obligation quote, our qualified Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees. We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands and Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia.