Planting Trees in the Spring

Planting Trees in the Spring
on March 28, 2016 in Helpfull Tips, Tree Care Advice

Trees make your property beautiful, provide shade in summer, wind protection in winter, enhance privacy, and increase real estate value. Planting new trees in the spring can help with their growth throughout the year, and will help them survive the hot summer, which is generally the most stressful time for trees.

Which trees are best suited for your landscape?

TCIA advises to consider the following factors

hardiness (ability of the plant to survive extremes of winter cold and summer heat,
and sudden temperature swings)
mature height and spread (you need to have enough space to plant a tree)
growth rate above and below ground
available space above and below ground
aesthetics
moisture requirements for the life of the tree
maintenance requirements for the life of the tree
availability at local nurseries
ornamental effects, such as branching habit, texture and color of bark, flowers, fruit and foliage

Environmental considerations may include:

disease and insect problems
the prior use of the planting site
soil conditions, such as poor drainage, high or low pH, and soil nutrition
the presence or absence of channelized winds
the location of utilities, both above and below ground
the proximity of the plant to roads, walkways and security lighting

Community ordinances may restrict planting of trees near power lines, parking strips, street lights, sewers, traffic control signs and signals, sidewalks and property lines. Municipalities may require planting permits for trees planted on city property. City codes often require that trees on city property be maintained by the city, so citizens planting an improper selection can cause problems for themselves and the municipality. (according to TCIA)

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Call us today, our arborist can advise you on which trees and shrubs are best to plant on your property.

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