There is more to planting a tree then just putting it into the ground. Different species have different needs. And therefore not all locations are suitable.
Some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a tree and location:
- Height. LOOK UP! Will the tree grow into anything at its full height – such as hydro wires?
- Canopy spread. How wide will the tree grow?
- Will the tree loose its leaves in the winter? Important if you want year round privacy.
- Form or shape. A columnar tree will grow in less space. Round and V-Shaped species provide the most shade.
- Growth rate. How long will it take for your tree to reach its full height? Slow growing species typically live longer than fast growing species.
- Soil, sun, and moisture requirements.
- Fruit. You may want to ensure that trees that drop fruit or nuts are not doing so on your car!
- Hardiness zone. Can the tree or shrub handle the cold winters of your location?
With notes from http://www.arborday.org/trees/righttreeandplace/.
An arborist can help you choose a tree and location and make sure that it’s planted properly.
Contact us to learn more.