What are the ten types of trees you might expect to see in an affluent neighborhood. You might be surprised at some of the answers. Below are ten of the top choices along with the reasons they are so popular.
1. American Elm
Why are these trees so popular in affluent areas? It's largely because they're capable of providing a good amount of shade in only a year or two, thanks to their rapid growth. As a result, it's common for you to find these types of trees in some of the most well-off areas because it's a good selling point for homes when large shade trees are present.
2. Red Oak
The reason these trees are popular is exactly the same reason that the American Elm is so popular. Just like the tree listed in the paragraph above, the Red Oak is capable of providing shade almost as soon as it's planted. Typically, within about a year to a year and a half of planting this tree, it's capable of providing more than its fair share of shade. This in turn makes affluent neighborhoods look better and it also provides a better resale value on the home for anyone that decides to move and sell the house.
3. Flowering Dogwood
These trees are desirable for a lot of different reasons. They grow well, they don't tend to succumb to disease easily, and they don't really take that much care. They're also a great natural deterrent for deer and similar types of animals, as they don't really like the taste of the leaves or the berries. They do provide beautiful looking red berries during the right time of the year, they flower during spring and they provide rich fall colors when the weather starts to turn cooler.
4. Thornless Locust
There are plenty of things about the Thornless Locust that people love. First and foremost, it grows exceptionally fast so in about five to six years time, you have a tree that's approximately 30 feet tall. The leaves break down naturally and you don't have to rake them. The trees are also great for controlling wind and preventing erosion.
5. Hybrid Chestnut
These trees are resistant to disease and they can easily grow in areas that simply are not capable of supporting other trees that aren't quite as hardy. In other words, they're capable of turning an otherwise average-looking landscape into something spectacular. If they happen to be located on land where there are several trees, they can also be harvested for their nuts. If any trees are cut down, the wood is worth a great deal of money.
6. Black Walnut
It only stands to reason that these trees would be popular in affluent neighborhoods. If just 250 black walnut trees are harvested, you can make about $125,000. As a result, many people that are well-off want the trees not only for their beauty, but for the potential for additional income later on down the line when the trees are thinned out.
7. Willow Trees
These trees don't just make the front yards of high-dollar homes look nice. They also provide an additional form of income. One willow tree can produce hundreds of shoots each and every year and each one of those shoots can be sold for more money. Anyone that's smart enough to make a lot of money usually has something of an entrepreneurial flair, so this fits in perfectly with their lifestyle.
8. Bonsai Trees
These are popular ornamental trees that are usually found in the front yards of well landscaped homes. They can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars each, and they can be trimmed to resemble virtually anything. These trees are very unique, and as such they have become extremely popular in affluent neighborhoods.
9. Japanese Maple
These trees are beautiful and come in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Most people in these types of neighborhoods use them as ornamental decorations in the front yard, often planted in large containers. As a matter of fact, they are a nearly perfect way of framing large houses and creating the right atmosphere.
10. Fruit Trees
These are not your typical fruit trees. The ones that you usually find in these types of situations are older trees that produce fruits that were popular many years ago, and at times the fruits are things that you just don't see on a routine basis. A perfect example is the apple trees which produce a type of apple that you can't even find in the supermarkets anymore. At the moment, fruit trees that are capable of producing vintage types of fruits are a high dollar trend and there isn't any sign that this trend will be reversing anytime in the near future.
Written by Garrett Parker
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