Arlington County is making the case, in a recently published video, that trees make good economic sense for residents.
For one, “homes on tree lined streets, versus streets that have no trees on them, sell faster and for more than homes” without trees, according to local real estate agent Eli Tucker, who also pens a sponsored real estate column on ARLnow.
Trees can increase a home’s value by 15 percent, Tucker said.
Another reason for keeping a tree canopy around your house: mature trees can help reduce the risk of flooding and can save on heating and air conditioning costs — to the tune of an up to 25 percent savings on energy costs.
The video was created by Arlington TV, the county government’s video production arm and cable channel.