Nursery Paper May 2016

The value of a leafy neighbourhood

People like living in leafy suburbs, and an avenue of a single tree species has a special appeal—but what value do homebuyers place on having trees along the street and how does the size, age, health and diversity of the trees influence their purchasing decisions? These were the questions that University of Queensland researcher Lyndal Plant set out to answer. Ms Plant’s research has quantified the additional value that homebuyers place on the quantity and type of trees in the streetscape.