Treasure trunks: Proper landscaping, trees boost sales price, studies show | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger: "Treasure trunks: Proper landscaping, trees boost sales price, studies show
Billy Watkins • email@example.com • May 15, 2009
Trees provide more than beauty, shade and a great place to hang a swing. They can put money in homeowners' pockets.
'Multiple studies done over multiple years involving homes that are constant - meaning they are the same size, have the same number of bedrooms, etc. - show that proper landscaping and trees in the yard can actually boost the sales price from 7 to 9 percent,' says Kathleen Wolf, research social scientist with the college of forest resources at the University of Washington.
Wolf will be the featured speaker at the annual Mississippi Urban Forest Conference beginning Wednesday at Ridgeland High School. Tickets are $40 each day or $100 for the three-day event."