Local Programs Make Planting a Tree Easy and Economical
In this 3-part series, “Greening Your Home”, you’ll learn ways to make your home more energy-efficient while also saving you money in the long run. Caring about the environment and being “green” can be easier than you think as a homeowner. You can start today!
Here’s the final article and it’s all about how to plant trees in your yard (or common yard if you’re in a condo) for much less money.
Did you know that by adding a tree to your yard, you can increase your property value and save on energy costs?
But maybe the cost or your lack of a green thumb is holding you off.
No worries since there are some great programs in New Jersey that can help!
Why Trees Help Your Home
- Trees boost curb appeal. The presence of larger trees in yards and as street trees can add 3 to 15 percent to home values throughout neighborhoods.
- Trees can shade buildings, windows, and air-conditioning units. Homes with well-situated trees can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20 to 50 percent in heating costs.
- Trees can help with water drainage.
NJ Tree Planting Programs for Homeowners – check out these resources for tree planting in South Jersey:
The NJ Tree Foundation gives tips for tree planting, maintenance and even how to keep those pesky lantern flies from damaging your vegetation. They even give you tips on how to care for your young fruit trees. We do live in the Garden State, by the way. 😊
For more info on NJ Tree Foundation, check out the link below.
Also, Rutgers University agricultural department puts out various articles on tree planting, maintenance, and updated news for the state. Check out the website link below.
Keep a look out for any local community tree programs that might offer reduced-priced trees native to your area. Sometimes these events can be held once a year and include help with planting and how-to’s on tree care.
Many groups are concerned with the tree canopy in certain neighborhoods and want to help homeowners plant trees.
Happy planting! 😊
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