Poor landscaping can decrease property value by as much as 30%

by Trees.com Staff

Key Findings

  • 78% of real estate agents say poor landscaping and hardscaping negatively affects property values

  • 59% of real estate agents say trees are the landscaping element that adds the most value to a home

  • Adding one healthy tree can increase property values by 30% or more, according to 1 in 5 real estate agents

Home prices in the U.S. surged within the last year, the result of pandemic-related relocations, low mortgage rates, and a lack of new and existing housing inventory.


According to Zillow, the median home value in the U.S. is $303,288 as of August 2021, a 17.7% increase from 2020.


However, according to a new Trees.com survey of 1,250 licensed U.S. real estate agents, there’s one way to decrease a home’s value—neglect your home’s landscaping and hardscaping.




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