Selecting the Right Tree
Planning ahead is the most important step you can take to ensure
that the time and money you invest in planting a new tree are well
spent. The key to successful landscaping is to plant the right tree
in the right place.
out how tall and what shape your tree will be when it is fully grown
to make sure that it fits the space and purpose you have for the
Use our handy checklist to guide you
in the selection of the right tree. Use the checklist along with
a good resource,
as your favorite local nursery or plant book, to prepare a list of
trees that will meet your needs. Then eliminate trees that do not
conform to site restrictions or conditions. The final list
should provide you with the best trees for your specific landscape.
Plan your residential landscape
Save money on utility bills by
planting a large tree to shade an air conditioner. Other trees
are located to shade windows from morning and afternoon sun.
Shrubs planted on all sides of the house can help reduce the temperature
of the soil and the walls. Be sure to prune shrubs under windows
so they don’t block cooling trade winds.