When deciding on the best trees to plant b near your house, you must do some planning. Unlike a smaller plant, you can’t easily move a tree around your landscape in an attempt in finding the ideal spot. While there are several factors to take into consideration when picking a tree, Buffalo arborists offer these tips to aid you in not making some usual mistakes.
Tip #1: Be sure you have plenty of room for the tree so it can completely grow.
Don’t be fooled by the size of the tree you’re purchasing. Be sure you have lots of space for the tree when it is completely mature.
Tip #2: Shield evergreens from wind burn.
As the wind blows over an evergreen’s needles, it takes moisture from the needles and the needles become brown. This is referred to as wind burn.
Canadian hemlock, Norway spruce, and concolor firs are susceptible to wind burn. Pick a spot where they can handle the exposure, particularly the wind.
Tip #3: Pick carefully if you have dry or wet areas.
Some trees have root systems that are pickier when it comes to soil. Service berry and river birche trees like wet soil and are great choices for spaces that hold a lot of water. Crimson king trees, on the other hand, enjoy dry soil.
Tip #4: Consider insects when picking trees that will be close to your porch or patio.
Rose of Sharon and magnolia trees are two magnificent flowering trees that you may be tempted to plant near a porch or patio where folks can see them.
However, magnolias entice insects called magnolia scale. In turn, Magnolia Scale entices bees. The Rose of Sharon entices beetles and bees.
Tip #5: One question you must ask.
Before you make your final selection, you should always ask a tree care specialist, “Are there any issues with this tree when it comes to fungus and insects?”
For instance, the dwarf Alberta spruce is susceptible to spider mites. This may be a deal breaker for you, or it may not matter to you. You must ask about the pros and cons. If you don’t ask, the staff person might assume you already know.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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