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[ Garden & Landscape ] Open Question : Do trees add or detract from a home’s value to potential buyers?

Example: I have a friend whose home has more trees on the property than any other home on her block. Just a one-story, 4-bed home so the lot is not very big but along with a huge Douglas fir, she has 3 large Japanese maples that shed an insane amount of leaves and debris every year.

Her house is the only one on her block that get’s covered with leaves every Fall. Sure, the trees look nice but the amount of work that entails cleaning up after them is no small task. Would a potential buyer be put off by knowing how much upkeep the trees will require? I told her myself that if it was my house, the trees would be gone.

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