What are the benefits of planting fruit trees in your yard?

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Growing fruit trees in your yard can have many benefits, including fresh fruit and cleaner air. It also allows you to connect with your environment and the growing process. Fruit trees can also add desirability to home that is for sale. Here are 4 reasons planting a fruit tree can benefit you.

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1. Fresh Fruit

There is nothing more satisfying, than being able to walk out your back door, reach up, and grab a nice ripe apple. Fruit trees require very little maintenance to get them producing pounds of fruit each year. Though most mature fruit trees require a second tree to help pollinate, giving you many years of fresh fruit. When looking for two fruit trees find trees of different varieties that will bloom at the same time of the year in order to cross pollinate.

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2. Reduce CO2 Emissions  

Trees help offset the effects of carbon dioxide emissions, by absorbing the CO2 and expelling fresh oxygen. As trees mature they can consume around 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year, producing a cleaner, healthier climate.

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3. Save Energy

Fruit trees can help reduce the cost of your electric and water utilities. They provide shade for your home, allowing your HVAC system to work less. Partially-shaded plants also benefit from the shade that trees produce. The shade allows water to be retained longer and not evaporate on hot sunny days. Making it so you don’t have to water as often, saving you money.

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4. Home Value and Resale

Planting fruit trees in your yard will not necessarily add value to your home, because trees can be added and removed easily. If you’re planning on redoing your entire landscaping, adding fruit trees and other plants that are desirable could improve the value and resale of your home.

Planting fruit trees in your yard or community will help reduce carbon emissions, provide you with fresh fruit, and save you money in the long run. Trees can help improve your landscape and curb appeal when buying or selling your home, but before you dig call 811.

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