Trees are beautiful and can add value to your property in most cases if well placed and maintained. They can also save you money on heating and cooling expenses, enhance your landscaping and provide privacy. There are several trees you may want to stay away from, though.
Below are HouseLogic’s picks for trees to avoid and a brief explanation of why. Click into the link for more detail.
1. Ginko – stinky fruit, hard to rake
2. Chinese Tallow – invasive
3. Sweet Gum – spiky seed pods
4. Mimosa – invasive, reseeds freely
5. Honey Locust – thorns
6. Cottonwood – messy
7. Linden – a sappy mess
8. Russian Olive – invasive
9. Weeping Willow – invasive roots, messy
There’s no sense in spending money to enhance your yard or increase your curb appeal with a new tree or two and have it be a mistake or problematic like the examples above. Trees, while beautiful, are expensive and should be chosen carefully. Thanks for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog. If a new home in Wisconsin is in your future, please search firstweber.com. We’re happy to share our real estate and home related expertise with you.
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