As the weather continues to warm up, property owners are getting ready to pick their favorite trees and get them planted during prime tree-planting season. Spring is a great time to add new life to your landscape, and getting trees planted early can aid in their growth and survival throughout the year. When choosing a tree specimen to plant, there are several factors to keep in mind.
Location. How close will the tree be to a structure? Do I need it for shade? Will it attract birds to the area? Will it enhance the overall appearance of the property?
Availability. Are these trees readily available in the area?
Size. How large will this specimen grow? How much will it spread out?
Hardiness. How will the tree stand up to the changes in temperature and conditions of the area?
Rate of Growth. How fast will the tree grow?
Space. How much room is available to allow the tree to grow naturally? How much room does it need above and below ground?
Appearance. Does the tree fit the landscape around it? How will it look when fully matured? What is the color and texture of the bark, flowers, foliage, fruit, etc?
Nourishment. What are the moisture requirements for this specific specimen? What type of fertilization is needed?
Maintenance. What type of pruning will be needed to keep this tree looking its best?
Need help choosing your tree? Our Certified Arborists are experts in tree selection and planting. They analyze the area by considering soil conditions, presence of channelized winds, proximity to structures and other important factors to determine the tree specimen options that will best thrive and add curb appeal to your property.
Don’t forget to check your community restrictions and what is allowed by HOA’s and municipalities. Also consider having the utilities marked on your property before getting your heart set on a particular location. Call 811 for the national “Call Before You Dig” hotline to get assistance.