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The trees that help — and hurt — a home's value


ORLANDO, Fla. – May 8, 2018 – Studies have shown than homeowners can achieve a 100 percent or more return on investment when it comes to landscaping, especially trees. However, it's important to note that some trees can negatively impact a home's value.

Flowering and leafy trees are a good investment. They're pretty, give off more oxygen, provide shade from the heat and, in some cases, protect homes from fires.

Easy-to-maintain trees that can handle most types of weather include crepe myrtles, magnolias and citrus.

However, homeowners should avoid trees that will eventually grow too large, have huge roots that can affect the foundation of the home or surrounding properties, and block important access areas or views.

The Araucaria araucana, commonly known as the monkey tree, can grow up to 40 meters in height, and its leaves turn hard and pointy when they fall off. Another tree to avoid is the Palmetto, which are sharp, pointy and can be dangerous to children and pets, as well as attract palmetto bugs.

Trees that tend to irritate those with allergies, such as oak, elm, birch, and melaleuca, also should be avoided.

Source: RealtyBizNews (04/24/18) Richardson, Jamie

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