While tree removal is the choice of last resort, it is sometimes most necessary. Sick trees, trees that uproot sidewalks, cause cracks in the foundation, disrupt sewer lines, have sustained severe storm damage or trees that are simply too close to important structures are all examples of trees that are ripe for removal.
Tree care doesn't just benefit the trees, it benefits you in more ways than you may think:
… healthy communities.
Tree-filled neighborhoods lower levels of domestic violence, and are safer and more sociable.
… healthy people.
One hundred trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide per year & 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year.
… healthy environment.
One hundred mature trees catch about 139,000 gallons of rainwater per year.
… homeowner savings.
Strategically placed trees save up to 56% on annual air-conditioning costs.
Evergreens that block winter winds can save 3% on heating.
… better business.
In tree-lined commercial districts, shoppers report
more frequent shopping.
longer shopping trips.
willingness to pay more for parking.
willingness to spend 12% more for goods.
… higher property values.
Each large front yard tree adds 1% to the house sales price.
Large specimen trees can add 10% to property value.