Landscape Planning Division
Well-designed landscapes add value to your property, your project and to the community. Great outdoor spaces encourage people to interact, walk or just enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. Landscaping especially large trees contribute to energy efficiency, moderate climate, improve air quality, reduce storm water runoff and create habitat for wildlife. Air conditioning and heating costs are lower in homes shaded by trees or when a home has a wind break. Property values of landscaped homes are generally 5-20% higher than non-landscaped homes. Investing in quality landscape provides many aesthetic benefits to the property owner as well as the community.