Landscaping :: Live Oak Trees Increase Property Value Up To 200 Percent

With today’s changing economy, many families are choosing to stay at home with their family rather of taking expensive vacations. Wisely, they are spending more money on their home, to heighten their living surroundings and derive more from their investment. The new word is “staycations”. Families are devising improvements to their home and landscaping in order to maximise their staycation enjoyment.

According to a 1998 University of FL study, landscaping plays a large role in the resale of property. The accounting of the study states that homes with mature trees and added landscaping color sold quicker. A accounting of the study by The Associated Landscaping Contractors of America states, that a beautifully landscaped yard with mature trees will develop a 100 to two hundred percent return on investment. In the South, when people think of mature trees they normally think of cascading Live Oak trees, covered with moss, in parks and lining city streets.

If you are a homeowner in the southern U.S. considering adding mature trees to raise your property, you?re in all likelihood thinking about live oaks. Now you must deliberate about which size of live oak; how to recognize high caliber live oaks; and where to make your purchase and how to care for the trees you choose.

Southern Pride Tree Farm situated in Bell Florida, specializes in large high calibre Live Oaks. Since 1990 Southern Pride has worked with homeowners, landscapers, developers and cities to recognise and select high caliber trees. Their website emphasizes the importance of proper transportation and gives first-class advice about planting and care.

All Southern Pride trees are field grown which establish in the landscape faster compared to container grown trees: Southern Pride Tree Farm does not rush the growth of their trees; root pruning allows for strong, substantial root systems and curing or hardening off means that the trees are dug in wintertime months while dormant and show new root development before sending to a customer. Above the ground, proper pruning of trees during the early growing stages is a priority to remove feeble branches so the aged branches as the tree grows are the strongest branches of the tree. These are a few significant considerations when choosing where you will buy your Live Oak trees.

Southern Pride Tree Farm grows three varieties of Live Oak trees, each with very decided characteristics: The Highrise live oak is the perfect option when space is limited; The Cathedral live Oak is more of a dense shade tree and ofttimes utilized for privacy; and, The Standard live oak is wonderful for the natural southern landscape with tall or sprawling landscape designs.

Unique for a wholesale tree nursery, Southern Pride also sells to individuals. For years Southern Pride Tree Farm has offered the same wholesale pricing to homeowners that landscapers, developers and cities receive when purchasing trees and greater discounts for bigger quantities. Whether you are a homeowner looking for one focal tree or multiple trees to line your property, Southern Pride Tree Farm will hand pick your tree, or trees, send you pictures prior to purchasing, and make arrangements for shipping. In addition, they always provide installation and care instructions.

The Live Oak tree is found in the lower Coastal Plain of the Southeastern United States from southeasterly VA south to GA and FL including the FL Keys; west to southern and central TX with stray populations in southwestern Oklahoma and the mountains of northeastern Mexico.


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