A recent investigation conducted by investigators L. M. Anderson and H. K. Cordell showed that trees had a definite economic influence on the purchase price of residential properties. The study showed that the value of a home increased if it was landscaped with trees; the kind (deciduous of evergreen) or species had no significant influence. Based on data from 934 home sales, a buyer paid three to five percent more for a single family home with trees than for a similar residence without trees and, it seems it was the trees which made the difference.
A similar study conducted by the American Association of Nurserymen (AAN) showed that a nice-looking yard increased property value up to 30 percent over an unlanscaped one, with the average being about 12 percent. Without a doubt, trees are a valuable asset to any home.