Benefits of Trees On Your Property

Somerset, Somerset County, New Jersey

We hear homeowners express quite often wanting to remove trees from their property, because they are deemed view-blocking and clutter-some, or due to the annual expense associated with maintaining them, but you may be surprised to hear that sustaining that lush greenery actually holds a few notable benefits!


Trees are not only a beautiful accent piece for any property, but they are a source of pollution filtration, aid with energy conservation and are a crucial element to a functioning ecosystem, as well as can increase the value of your property.


When to Plant or Remove?

The science behind boosting your property's value swings both ways! Maintaining large and mature trees, or planting disease-resistant, or hardy trees, have been known to increase a property's value by up to 20%. Equally, keeping trees on your property that are considered an environmental health hazard, or pose a structural risk to your home, or other aspects of your property, can surely decrease the property's value.

Trees that Increase Property Value

Below are a few hardy lower-maintenance deciduous and evergreens, listed in their native northeastern varieties name, that can increase your property's value. The bigger, hardier and more mature the tree the better!


The hardiness of the tree is dependent on the zone in which the species originated and how much of the environmental elements the tree can withstand. Trees within zones 3-9 are found to do the best in New Jersey which is considered a zone 7 territory.