There's an old gardening piece of advice that says "the key to growing a great plant is to put a 50-cent specimen in a $5 hole." This is no myth! Get your money's worth by planting a tree correctly and caring for it while it grows.
BEFORE YOU DIG CALL J.U.L.I.E (800-892-0123 or 811). Plant small trees (that reach 30 feet tall or less) at least 10 feet from your home’s foundation and utility lines. Plant large trees (30 to 70 feet tall) at least 15 feet from foundations and lines; give 70-foot trees 20 feet of distance. You don't want to plant a tree just to remove it years down the road because of bad planning. Mature trees don't re-plant well!
Planting a tree is one of the easiest ways to add value to your home. Planting trees in your yard brings other benefits too. Here’s why you should invest time and money in planting trees:
A mature tree can have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000, according to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. It takes years for trees to reach mature size, so plant now and enjoy the trees’ benefits until it’s time to move on.
Homeowners achieved a 109% return on landscaping dollars spent—higher than any other home improvement, according to a Michigan University study. Trees especially increase the property value of your home by 15 to 20 percent.
Strategically placed trees create shade and help save up to 56% on air-conditioning costs. Trees such as evergreens, placed appropriately around the house, can reduce the need for heating by 20 to 50 percent in winter.
Trees increase curb appeal. Buyers are willing to spend 3 to 7 percent more on homes with ample trees rather than few or no trees. The presence of street trees also reduces time on the market by an average of 1.7 days!
Trees also clean the air we breathe, decrease air pollution, support wildlife, slow stormwater runoff, conserve rainwater, buffer noise pollution, and bolster people’s health. Who knew?
Start by looking around your neighborhood. Make a list of trees that appeal to you through the seasons and which ones appear to do well. Visit your local parks and arboretums to see native trees that have already adapted to your region and succeed. Any questions about a tree? Just ask us!
Do your research before selecting a variety. Visualize the tree’s mature size and shape and how it would fit in with your landscaping. Large trees work best in spacious yards as background specimens or for framing the house. Small trees suit smaller lots. They stand out near driveways and walkways or create a pretty understory for larger trees.
After selecting a tree, protect your investment with careful upkeep. For its first two years, water a new tree weekly if nature doesn’t take care of it. Trees benefit from regular pruning—they will be healthier and more attractive. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches each year.
Choose native trees. Because they’ve adapted to our habitats, North American natives often require less care and benefit our region’s wildlife.
Any tree, shrub, and/or evergreen installed by the homeowner that does not survive from one year date of purchase, will receive a one time 50% INSTORE CREDIT with presented sales receipt. NO CASH BACK. This guarantee does not include plants sold at a sale price or for perennials, roses, or groundcovers.
Cash, Credit Cards, or Personal Check accepted
Tree delivery available for additional charge.