How Much does your Tree Save you?

Misc Trees How Much does your Tree Save you? By Sheereen Othman | June 9, 2017 Measuring the value of your trees Trees do so much for us, they are active members of our communities. Cities across the country save millions of dollars annually from the hard-work of urban trees. Whether it’s cleaning our air, purifying water, shading buildings, or beautifying landscapes, trees have proven to be valuable in community infrastructure. The same could be said about trees in neighborhoods. When we commissioned Wakefield Research to conduct the 2016 NeighborWoods Month Survey, we learned what homeowners think about trees. We discovered that 63 percent of people surveyed would never buy a house that didn’t have trees in the yard. Trees are a deciding factor when buying a new home. In fact, Americans would pay 18 percent more for a house with trees in the yard. Trees are some of the least expensive items you can add to your landscape and immediately earn value back. Landscaping wit..
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Winning Writers and Gardeners at the American Hort Society by Susan Harris

Last night the American Horticultural Society held its annual awards gala at its headquarters (above, an estate formerly owned by the Geo. Washington family) on the shores of the Potomac in Alexandria, VA. I was there, along with two GardenRant award-winners an assortment of movers and shakers in the plant world. The weather was perfect and so was the whole event. Awards were presented for books and for awesomeness in various categories – the Great American Gardener awards. Here’s a peek through some Achilleas to the Potomac River. Now for some winners! Here’s our own Tom Christopher with Larry Weaner, co-authors of the award-winning Garden Revolution. On the far right is award-winner Allen Bush descending the stairs with Tom Fischer, editor of Timber Press. (He won the Garden Communicator Award.) Book winners from left are Larry Weaner, Tom Christopher, Tom Fischer (accepting Joseph Tychonievich’s award for Rock Gardening) and Marta McDowell, who won for All the President’s Garden..
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