Last week Jill Hunter, Vice Mayor of Saratoga, CA asked me if trees contribute to home values in Saratoga and I said yes.Â Acre+ estate properties frequently have heritage oaks that add to the beauty and distinctiveness of the neighborhoods.Â On the other hand, they also act as a constraint to new construction as care must be taken to not encroach into the drip line of mature trees.
Saratoga is physically very green, compared with the east side of Silicon Valley.Â Now the Cityof Saratoga is making efforts to be even more “green” in terms of environmental awareness with a tree planting effort patterned after New York City.
The Heritage Tree Society of Saratoga will be tracking the City’s effort to plant 2015 trees between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015.Â The Heritage Tree Society will be creating an onlineÂ database of the trees that have been planted. Residents will be able to share information about trees that have been planted by filling out a tree planting form and submitting it to the Heritage Tree Society.
Rick Bonetti | Alain Pinel Realtors | 408-857-8800 | DRE #01237009