Tree Selection and Placement
Trees and lavish greenery on properties is becoming increasingly popular.
The value in planting trees have skyrocketed for home owners and developers, with recent studies revealing trees increase property values and buyer interest substantially. While increasing the vale of properties, green cover also creates a better street appeal for prospective buyers or investors.
Mature trees play a key role in creating a cooler environment, privacy, improved air quality and health, and overall beauty.
A beautiful garden with well-tended trees and shrubs can not only add value to a home, but according to research will often sell more quickly than a similar house with minimal to no landscaping.
– Peter Mr Mumford, Arbor Operations Director
Councils are also seeing the value in a leafy outlook with large-scale tree planting projects set to be underway in many capital cities.
Best trees for the Australian environment
The key to creating a long-term green cover on your property is understanding the site conditions and selecting trees suitable to your environment. Consider the following when selecting a tree:
- Soil conditions and drainage
- Property size and space constraints
- Interference (powerlines)
- Exposure (sun and wind)
- Hardiness zone
- Insect and disease susceptibility
Top 5 tips on how to choose a tree
Peter Mumford, owner of Arbor Operations in Brisbane, has been involved in the Queensland agriculture, horticulture and arboriculture industries for more than 40 years. He is a qualified arboriculturalist and provides gardening consultancy services to a range of clients, including schools and government. He has put together his top tips to safely and successfully planting trees.
- Investing in a healthy, mature tree to instantly add beauty and property value
- Select a tree that has good canopy cover for maximum aesthetics and shade
- Purchase a tree species that is suitable for the property’s size and era
- If located in a storm corridor, choose a tree that is storm-resistant and doesn’t drop large branches
- Ensure the tree won’t be close to power lines or encroach on boundaries or buildings
Tree Planting in Brisbane