TREE PLANTING


"the right tree right place"


Tree selection is one of the most important investment decisions a home owner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a damaged or diseased tree. Considering that most trees have the potential to outlive the people who own them, the impact of planting preference is one that can influence a lifetime. "the right tree in the right place" will benefit both the tree and the owner for many years on.

While planting a tree is mainly influenced by personal preference there are a number of factors that should be considered:

Why is the tree being planted?

shade
fruit
seasonal colour
windbreak
screen

What is the size and location of the planting site?
Does the space lend itself to a large, medium, or small tree?
Are there overhead or below ground wires or utilities in the vicinity?
Do you need to consider clearance for pavements,roads,patios, or driveways?
Are there other trees in the area?
What type of soil conditions exist?
What type of maintenance are you willing to provide?
Pests in the vicinity?

Rabbits
Deer
Vandals