We all know that planting trees on your property makes your business look more attractive, but did you know trees also have many economic, health and environmental benefits? Here are five of the most compelling reasons to plant more trees on your property:
Trees not only add beauty to your property, they can also increase its value. Studies show that property values for homes and businesses surrounded by trees can increase as much as 20 percent.
Trees clean the air
A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping greenhouse gas, per year. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases such as ammonia, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and ozone. A study in the Journal of Preventative Medicine found that people experience more deaths from respiratory disease and heart disease when they live in areas without trees.
Trees increase business traffic
Studies conducted by the USDA Forest Service show that people are more likely to visit businesses with trees and attractive landscaping. It is also shown that consumers tend to spend more time at these businesses and spend up to 13 percent more money.
Planting trees around your property can save you money on air conditioning, irrigation and soil replacement. Trees placed strategically around a building can cut air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent during the summer months. The shade from trees can also save you money on watering costs as they slow down the evaporation of water on your lawn.
Trees provide oxygen
On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen per year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four. By planting trees on your property, you are producing oxygen for the employees and citizens that visit your business.
Visit our website to see how Terracare Associates can help you bring these benefits and more to your property today.