"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
― Chinese proverb
Planting trees will make a landscape more vibrant and welcoming. Trees add structure while cleaning the air, lowering home energy costs, and providing shelter to birds and other small animals. Planting the right tree for the right place helps ensure that your tree will live a healthy life for years to come.
Before buying a tree, Here are a few things to consider.
Why Are you planting the tree?
Shade: Do you want to add shade to your yard? Pick a tree with a broad canopy that will cast a big shadow. Like an Oak tree, Red Maple, or Tulip Popular.
Beauty: If you want to enhance your curb appeal, consider planting something with vibrant color or unique texture. Ornamental and flowering trees are a great start. Like a Dogwood, Red Bud, Ornamental Cherry Tree or a Japanese Maple.
Privacy: Trees work well as a privacy screen and soften harsh landscapes. They also last longer and are more affordable than installing a traditional fence. With so many fast-growing privacy tree options, it’s hard not to add more green to your yard. Adding trees that grow fast like Green Giant Arborvitae or Emerald Arborvitae can help you achieve that privacy in just a couple of years.
Habitat: Wildlife is a sure way to bring life to any landscape. Whether its birds, deer, squirrels, or rabbits, there is a tree for every critter.
The next thing to consider is where are you planting the tree? Is it in the sun or shade? How much moisture will it get? How far from your house should you plant?
Our experienced staff at Moore & Moore can help you answer these questions, as well as deliver and plant your tree.