Tips for using trees to increase the value of your property

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Using trees to add value to your home

Tree maintenance and plant care tips by Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin.

Healthy trees help make healthy neighbourhoods, cooler suburbs and even higher-value properties. One reason is that the area feels more friendly and livable. Another reason is that trees make a property or community look more natural and beautiful.

Trees have a huge role in providing shade and regulating the microclimate in suburbs and residential areas. In forests, they play even a greater role because of the trees’ role as a habitat and food source for different animals. Trees also make water flow stable and make sloping areas less susceptible to erosion. They are important in regulating the quantity and quality of water in rivers and other bodies of water.

In human communities including urban areas, trees also play a regulating role and even function as a temporary resting place for exhausted professionals and homeowners.

Under the trees, people can take fresh air and take a break from the concrete inside their homes or business premises. Even without going to a park or reserve, a single tree could already be enough to rejuvenate us.

When it comes to property values, trees also have a contribution because they make the place more beautiful. Imagine a suburb or a street with no trees at all. It will all feel dry and sterile and for some, it will even feel like an abandoned place. But with healthy trees here and there, suddenly the area feels more vibrant and relaxing.

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Trees for a greener Sydney

Due to the values of trees being recognised, there are now initiatives to plant more trees and better take care of what we have already. For example, there’s a commitment for a greener Sydney by 2030 by planting 5 million trees. One of the goals is to increase the tree canopy from 16.8% to 40%, which will mean more shade in streets, parks, schools, backyards and neighbourhoods.

Although healthy trees require some costs and upkeep, the return on investment could be high because of both the perceptible and imperceptible benefits. Perceptible benefits include a bit lower temperatures and more beautiful environments. Imperceptible benefits include reinforcing the message that humans and nature can coexist and that we encourage the planting of more trees in the future because of the trees’ value and role in suburbs.

Arborist Chris Allchin  and his team at Banksia Arborcare, can help to maintain the trees in residential properties and throughout the Northern Beaches and North Shore community.  Chris is commited to maintaining the health of valuable trees.

Contact us today if you want to maintain the health and beauty of the tree/s you already have in your property or asset.

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About Banksia Arborcare

All tree services Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney.

Chris Allchin, owner of Banksia Arborcare, is a qualified arborist who has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture, horticulture and landscaping to gain a broad and varied understanding of tree and plant care. Starting his career in horticulature in 1986 straight after school, Chris started Banksia Arborcare in 1996.

Chris has decades of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare a trusted choice in providing expert, local landscaping advice and solutions.

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Safe and reliable tree services.

The team at Banksia Arborcare use only the highest quality, most advanced equipment to ensure all our tree services are safe, reliable and completed on time. We always try to endeavour to educate the public on the significant positives of maintaining a green environment and as a result, we always perform our tree services with the environment in mind.

Arboriculture is a dangerous profession and Banksia Arborcare follow all Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines;

  • The Banksia Arborcare team wear protective clothing during emergency tree removal and use well-maintained equipment;
  • Removal of small and large trees, leaving the area neat and tidy. Banksia Arborcare can offer experience advice on the planting of new trees and they can supply and plant trees;
  • All pruning work complies with Australian Standard AS 4373;
  • Stump grinding – unattractive stumps can be turned into fine mulch and used in the garden;
  • They will discuss any problematic trees you may have and suggest an appropriate course of action.

Arborist reports.

Chris no longer prepares arborist reports personally however can facilitate connections with local specialists who specialise in arborist report prepration. For assistance, contact Chris directly.

Our arborists can often save problem trees.

Trees make our world a better place, but sometimes they can cause problems, and emergency tree removal becomes necessary. That’s why we recommend you employ an arborist to regularly inspect your trees to predict and, importantly, prevent serious tree problems from arising.

When you suspect a tree problem, whether it’s sick or dangerous, in most instances a tree be saved with just a few maintenance steps.


For advice on how you can maintain happy and healthy trees on your property and neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct or scroll down to complete our online enquiry form. Chris is passionate about the trees and our environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.