Trees

Date

20 November

Category
GARDEN

What are the benefits of trees?

This might seem like a silly question, but at Wheeler Gardens, we feel it’s important to remind everyone how important trees really are. Trees are wonderful for a number of reasons ranging from increasing real estate and property values to natural reasons. At Wheeler Gardens, we are happy to accommodate with any of your tree needs.

Trees and Real Estate

Trees add an incredible amount of value to your home and property. Homes that have trees are worth more and usually sell easier than those without. The Forest Service claims that healthy, mature trees can increase property value by 10 percent, while other sources say they can increase it by as much as 20 percent. The numbers may vary, but they all show that trees have a positive effect on property.

Benefits of Trees

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. Impressively, trees can help lower your utility bills both in the summer and the winter.

Trees also combat dangerous greenhouse gases which are what cause global warming. Furthermore, they are responsible for absorbing the CO2 and releasing oxygen back into the air. An acre of trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles and can also provide enough oxygen for 18 people each year!

If you need any other reasons to plant trees, then consider the following. They are beautiful to look at; they mark the changes in the seasons; they block unsightly views, and neighborhoods with trees have less violence than those without.

At Wheeler Gardens, we have a wide variety of trees for sale. Just look at the many benefits of having them, and we know you won’t be able to say no to planting a few. Give us a call at (417) 581-1867, or visit one of our locations today!