Picking out a tree for your yard is a big decision. Once a tree has been planted, there is no way to remove it without killing the tree. It’s important to keep a few things in mind when choosing what type of tree to plant and where to place it. That’s why Five Star Tree Services has put together a few tips on how to choose the right tree for your property.
How Should You Choose a Tree?
The purpose of the tree is the main thing to consider when choosing a species. Are you looking for a decorative tree that has attractive flowers or are you seeking a tree that will serve as a windbreaker for your main structure? Are you interested in planting a fruit-bearing tree or maybe a tree to offer shade in the summer months? Understanding what type of tree you need will help you choose one that you will love.
All trees require a certain amount of love and care, some more than others. Think about the amount of time you are able to dedicate to tree care or the amount you are willing to budget for professional tree care each year. Deciduous trees are bright, colorful and shed their leaves on a regular basis which means you will need to put aside time for yard care. Evergreens on the other hand remain generally the same year-round and require much less dedicated care.
How Big Do You Want It?
Trees also come in various shapes and sizes. So it’s important to think about the size of your yard when planting a tree. You will also need to think about overhead and underground power lines when considering a new tree. Don’t think about the current size of the sapling, think about how tall and how deep the root systems will run once the tree has matured. Smaller properties can benefit from decorative, yet more compact species while homes with more space can benefit from larger species.
Your Soil & Environment
Every part of the country has a slightly different climate. Not all trees are able to thrive in every climate. Think about your typical weather patterns when choosing which tree to plant in your yard. Soil conditions also change from one location to the next. You can always ask one of our specialists to perform soil analysis and offer recommendations and which trees would grow well in your general location.
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
We love trees as much as you do, and we want to make sure you choose the right tree for your property. If you are in need of help with choosing a tree, Richmond Hill tree planting, or just general tree care, Five Star Tree Services can help. We love taking care of trees and have been serving the Toronto area for generations. For more information on our service packages or to get advice about your trees, give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today.