Not only do trees shade outdoor living areas, clean the air and beautify landscapes, they also provide financial benefits. Thoughtfully selected and properly placed trees can save up to 35 percent on energy costs. As part of a well-manicured yard, they can increase the value of a house by up to 20 percent. These values only grow, as trees do not depreciate in value.
Risks of Non-Maintenance
In addition to missing the benefits due to losing a tree, there are financial ramifications to not caring for your trees. Removing a dead tree can cost thousands, and replacement trees can be equally expensive depending on desired size and species. With the time and money required to replace trees, maintaining a regular fertilization program can be an effective cost-saving tool.