To ensure your trees are helping you to make the right impression, here are a few things that your tree surgeon could help you with.
Health and well-being
Weak or sickly trees do not sell properties, they scream of additional costs once the buyer has moved in and could even be a reason for them to negotiate harder to reduce the price they’re prepared to pay. So, it’s worth ensuring that your trees are maintained properly over the years.
There’s also the consideration of whether you’re passing on a garden that’s safe. When stormy weather comes, weak or weighty branches may break, and if the tree base and root system is eroded or damaged, the whole tree may fall.
Giving your trees a check-up before you put your property on the market may help you to avoid such problems later on.
Location, location, location
You may love that you can look outside your kitchen window and get a close up of sparrows enjoying the food you’ve put out, but trees near buildings today might possibly cause problems tomorrow. Tree roots spread and have the potential to disturb paths, foundations and driveways as they burrow underground.
The same goes for your neighbour’s trees – roots have no concept of boundary lines and may spread towards your property.
A tree surgeon will be able to tell you how much and how quickly a tree will grow as this is dependent on many factors, including species, soil and location. If your property is near trees that could cause issues in the future, you can be sure that your prospective buyer will use this as another reason to negotiate hard. However, if you have a recent survey confirming that the trees surrounding your property are not going to damage it in any way for the foreseeable future then you can counter such arguments and stave off such negotiation tactics.
The right paperwork to help you sell
A good tree surgeon can give you: