Trees Are Valuable
Published: January 27 2012
As a Realtor, I know that well cared for trees enhance the looks and desirability of a home. It’s important to maintain trees if you are considering selling in the future and pruning can enhance the natural lines and looks of the tree. Curb appeal is vital in today’s market. An Arborist can shape your trees so they are a thing of beauty.
Regular tree maintenance also increases safety, but did you know that a professional can determine if you have a structurally weak tree? An arborist may suggest bracing or cabling to support a weak branch. A little bracing now may increase the tree’s strength as it grows.
Maintaining your trees can minimize damage from storms. We have some big storms in Nebraska and damage from weakened trees is common. Caring for your trees on a regular basis can prevent an already weakened tree limb from falling on your home or car.
Heavy foliage can add a lot of weight to a tree. If not pruned regularly, the extra weight can weaken branches and cause problems. Pruning also ensures that enough sunlight gets through the leaves so that grass can grow under the tree. Bald spots are not attractive on lawns so this issue is also one to be aware of when considering tree maintenance.
My Dad taught me pretty early in life that a homeowner does not leave what he called “widow-makers” hanging in the trees on your property. For those of you who don’t know, widow-makers are loose or torn tree limbs which have yet to fall from the tree. Another term for diseased, dead or broken branches is “deadwood” and it causes the tree stress if not removed. The tangled branches may not look very threatening from the ground but if the wind should shake one loose – well, they can hit a passer-by pretty hard. Hence, the names: widow-maker and deadwood.
If you are thinking of buying or selling please give me a call at 402-670-8775 or email me at Marie.Otis@cbshome.com.