Don’t get me wrong, we all love a breathtaking city view over dinner, of enjoying our morning coffee while looking over the water. But sometimes we overlook and take for granted just how much a tree lined street has to offer. The height and colour of these natural beauties actually increases the value of the homes below the canopy. A recent study showed that buyers paid 5% (approx) above the median price for properties in a street with 50% more trees.
According to to Lyndal Plant (2016), some of Brisbane’s more luscious suburbs include St. Lucia, Bardon, Indooroopilly, The Gap and Ashgrove.
The waters run deep with the benefits trees provide, so we thought we’d share just exactly how tree scaped streets are an effective selling point for properties and their potential occupants.
A strategically shaded neighbourhood, mostly from urban planting can reduce energy bills from households up to 35%.
A pleasant walking environment creates actual ownerships and surveillance of homes and neighbourhoods.
Businesses on tree scaped streets show 12% higher income which is an essential competitive edge over plaza discount stores.
A tree absorbs about 60% of precipitation through its leaves and roots combined. Therefore damage of storm water runoff and flooding of is reduced.
Trees in close proximity to the street absorb approximately 9 times more gases than set back/distant trees.
One of the cheapest tools to soften and street scape the environment.
Highly effective at screening
People absorb the environment they are in, whether it is ugly or pretty, positive or negative.
The calming effect of trees that reduces blood pressure, positively affects motorists behaviour.
Estimates show that tree lined streets relate a $15-20,000 increase in home or business value.
Lawns are vital part of the operational side of a street. For example, storage of snow and driveway elevation transition.
Softens visual pollution such as light poles and utility poles
The shade of trees can add 40-60% more life to the asphalt underneath
So if you’re looking for a breathtaking view to add to your home, don’t forget that a wall of tranquil greenery can be just as beneficial!