Increase Property Value by Adding (or Cutting Down) Trees

By Nancy Penrose

You may be ready to sell your house now, or you’re planning on staying in your home for several years. Either way, you’ll want to add as much value to your house as possible, and the outside is just as important as the inside.

The best way to add value to the outside of your property is to add healthy trees or cut down diseased, dangerous trees. Did you know, according to PNW Research Station, a tree in front of a house can increase the home’s sale price by an average of $7,130? That’s huge!

So, which trees should you add to your home?

There isn’t really any specific tree that adds more value over another type of tree. The most important thing is to plant healthy, disease-resistant trees. If you’re in an area where a specific tree is popular, such as palm trees in Florida or California, then adding those trees can help as well.

Some popular trees that could enhance your home value include:

  • Katsura
  • Dogwood
  • Red maple

Which trees should you cut down?

Trees should always be healthy, well maintained and planted in the correct location. Cutting down a tree that looks infected, is covering up too much of the front of your home, is closer than 15-feet from your home, or is completely dead can help increase the value of your home.

We offer tree inspections and have a nursery of over 120,000 trees for you to choose from. Just contact us at (866) 313-2333 to get started.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (, (tree nursery
Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at and for more tips on tree care or installation go to See our video at and connect with us on Facebook at