When your landscaping project is prepared for trees, the first step is making sure you pick the proper tree. You have to decide what size, and what the usage for your own tree is. If you’re incorporating a tree for shade, then you need a reasonably fast growing tree which will be the ideal height when mature.

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If you’re planting for balance or for aesthetics on your landscape then again the appropriate size, and shape tree is crucial. You must also take under account that particularly in the southwest many trees have thorns, and you definitely don’t need to plant that sort of tree close to a walkway or a driveway.

You want to be certain the tree you select is going to have sufficient space for the roots and the canopy. We have all seen the difficulties of not picking a tree for the place. You might want a cottonwood for colour but in the event that you can just plant it ten feet in the home the roots could enter your foundation. Make sure there are no power lines over where you want to plant your own tree, nor any gas, water or electricity lines underground. It’s always very important to call a dig hotline. Can there be too much sun, or not enough for the kind of tree you want to plant? Also ask yourself what actions will take place near this tree. If you plant a bushier style near a sidewalk, or driveway which will always have to be pruned… in my opinion you may also put it in the dumpster to start with. Every time you prune your tree you’re opening it up to disease, insects, and bacteria.


Another thing to consider is the other landscaping. For those who have a yard you will most likely not need to decide on a desert tree. Likewise if your landscaping is mostly desert or xeriscape plants you won’t need to plant a tree that requires a whole lot of water. This is more significant than you may think. Also be certain if you’re planting a tree on your yard that it has lots of space and that the roots won’t be in the surface and make increases in your yard. Some trees take nitrogen from the soil, or create a poison in the leaves which will kill your lawn close to it.

Choosing trees

There are a number of things that most individuals don’t take into consideration when choosing a tree. There are a couple of trees such as Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) which are recorded in several states noxious weed list. They continue to be sold at some unethical nurseries but aren’t supposed to be. The cause of this listing is the simplicity by which these trees spread. Some trees are grow well and are terrific shade trees in one area of the country and in a different area they become an issue.

Try with this list!

Some of the schrubs or trees which I would suggest you think about double are listed here:

      • American elm Ulmus americana – This shrub can have Dutch elm disease, meaning if it contracts the fungal infection it might die.
      • Siberian elm also called Chinese Elm Ulmus pumila – Has brittle timber can propagate through seeds and suckers, and is a short lived tree also susceptible to Dutch elm disease but not as bad and is insect prone.
      • Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia – This shrub has very brittle timber, it’s vulnerable to an insect called a leaf miner and contains cankers, additionally, it spreads by the creation of root suckers.
      • Black walnut Juglans nigra – This is a shrub you surely don’t need to plant on your lawn. Difficult to grow plants under because of toxin produced from the leaves.


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