What Could Trees Possibly Have to do with Aging in Place?
The trees that you see here (along the future driveway)
are were Hackberries. Any guesses why we took these down? If you said, “those berries are like walking on BBs,” then you are correct. Enough said!
Whether you’re building a home or modifying one for aging, the outdoors potentially impacts a multitude of things. Many of the trees on our site were planted by Mother Nature and left to grow naturally. Some were “good” trees and others were “nuisance” trees. We engaged an arborist to help identify trees worth saving.
Aging in Place Tip: Reducing the costs of on-going maintenance and mitigating risk are important considerations for Aging in Place. Assess the property for trees, bushes, and other plant life that threatens the house and/or poses some kind of potential hazard.