Planning new construction is always exciting! Whether it's an addition or a whole new house from ground up, the opportunities are endless and creativity is in full drive. Anyone who has been a part of a major construction project knows that inevitably the project will grow, the timeline will lengthen and the budget will need to be adjusted. One vital step that people often overlook is preserving the existing trees and shrubs so that they can be there to accent your new shiny structure when all is said and done.
Just because you are building new.. Doesn't mean you shouldn't embrace and preserve the old. When it comes to trees, there are many benefits to keeping those mature oaks standing, including:
- The shade they provide will help cool your new home and keep air conditioning costs down
- If you cleared you land (which often happens during new construction) when you move in you will have no privacy at all
- Mature trees carry a value up to $10,000 each! With all your spending, it's nice to know you are saving somewhere
- Mature trees absorb close to 50 lbs. of carbon a year, and let off about 250 lbs of Oxygen. A yard with abundant fresh, clean air is priceless.