Tree-lined leafy suburbs are in demand in the property market and it’s no coincidence. According to the Management Information Services in the US, landscaping, particularly with trees, can increase property values by as much as 20%!
Trees could even boost the prosperity of an area. The US Arbor Day Foundation believe that trees are stimulus to economic development by attracting shoppers to tree-lined retail outlets and help ensure apartments in green, leafy complexes are rented out quickly.
Now we know that trees could increase property values but did you know they could also help us save money? Trees planted outside buildings act as insulators and reduce the need for air conditioning by 30% according to the USDA Forest Service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture report that the net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day! And let’s face it; no air conditioner can replace the sweet peace of sitting outside, under the shade of a tree.
Plant and tree in your garden and reduce your electricity bill even further by insulating the roof and any dry walls in your home with eco-friendly ISOTHERM Thermal insulation. Made from a 100% recycled PET plastic bottles, ISOTHERM save electricity by ensuring your home is cool in summer and warm in winter.