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Planting trees in your yard or on your Illinois landscape project can be beneficial in many ways. From adding ambience to increasing resale value, the benefits of adding trees will make the investment worth it for you.
Oftentimes, people don't realize how big of an impact shade trees make in a home landscape or a community. Shade is the first thing people think about when deciding to purchase trees, and shade trees are a basic requirement for any home with a yard.
Shade trees will:
- Reduce your annual energy bill by as much as 25%.
- Reduce temperatures by as much as 10 degrees under the canopy.
- Reduce sound pollution by as much as 50%.
- Attract wildlife.
- Transform your house into a home.
Adding trees is a rock solid investment that increases your property value. They say your home is the best investment you'll ever make, and trees are a large part of that investment. An enjoyable home landscape and big, beautiful trees can increase your property value by as much as 20%. iTrees.com can help you make that investment in the future worth of your home.
That's not all, though! Trees provide shelter from wind and erosion and cooling shade. The Department of Natural Resources estimates that shade trees and evergreen windbreaks can save you up to 25% on your annual air conditioning bills and a 20% reduction in annual fuel bills. Those are results you can take to the bank, year after year.
The last thing anyone wants is to come home after work to relax and end up staring at their neighbors trying to do the same thing. Does this sound familiar? We have worked in countless yards, and in our experience the average backyard view goes something like this.
Your neighbors to the right have put in an above ground pool, and you have the privilege of seeing them in all their "glory". Your neighbors to the rear appear to function as a day care center, with toys strewn about even when there aren't 10 kids playing tag. Your neighbors to the left feel the need to come up to the fence and talk to you whenever they see you.
By choosing the right trees for privacy, we can help you eliminate this problem and let your backyard truly become yours again.
There are few things in life more stunning than a beautiful fall fireworks show of orange, red, yellow, and purple foliage-- or as uplifting as the soft and subtle sweetness of spring flowers bursting from your trees in wonderful whites, pinks and reds. Stately shade trees reach high into the sky providing our families with loving support, welcome relief, and majestic grace.
Everyone can think back to a time in their life when they can remember trees fondly, whether it be that old maple you used to climb as a child or the gorgeous oak your family had wonderful picnics under. There are few things in nature that can take on such roles, because trees mean so much to us. That is why we adore them, we study them, we plant them, we marvel at them, and most importantly—that's why we love them.
We live in a world where nature takes a back seat to concrete; but there are things we can do. Trees simply make our way of life better. They make us happier, and they make our surroundings more beautiful. Sometimes, they can even remind us of what's important in life.
A community full of trees immediately feels the benefits. Trees reduce sound, separating our neighborhoods from busy commercial areas. They produce oxygen, store carbon, and clean the air which not only is good for the planet, but also can be seen right at home with better health and happiness for everyone. Trees reduce harsh winds and cool the entire community, cutting down on all kinds of dangerous pollution. On average, a neighborhood full of trees tends to correspond with a higher average income for the entire community.