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Choosing Trees for Planting



The beauty and attractiveness of a landscape of a garden can be greatly enhanced through the planting of trees.   When choosing the kind of trees to plant and the time to plant them, many factors are considered.  Researching on the type of trees that would suit your landscape is a good idea before heading to the nursery to buy.   Things to consider when buying trees for planting are the adaptability of the tree, the function and the size that the trees grow to.


Tree indigenous to a landscape do better because they are adapted to the conditions of the landscape.   Being native to a landscape makes the trees do well in the soil, water conditions, light and temperature of the landscape.   In attracting supporting wildlife such as bees, birds and butterflies, native trees do a better job than trees that are not native.  This is in addition to maintaining the heritage of the local landscape.   Only tough trees that are adaptable can do well in Utah because the climate here is arid and the winters are cold.   However, trees that can thrive in Utah are not necessarily those native to Utah.  Trees from other regions of the world that are arid or dry do very well in Utah.


The trees you plant should also be guided by the intended function.   People plant trees for different purposes including blocking unwanted views and noise, conservation of water and energy, controlling of soil erosion, beauty and attraction of wildlife.   To block undesirable views and block noise, the best trees to plant at http://utahstumpgrinders.com/services/tree-planting/ are those that grow thick and dense tree cover while those that grow low provide the best option for controlling soil erosion.


It is also advisable to consider how the tree you plant will fit and be positioned in your garden.  The trees you plant should be a good fit for your garden or landscape depending on their size, form and size of your garden.   Incorrectly positioned trees or trees that are not a good fit for your garden may block your view, drainage or natural lighting to your home.  The trees should also not be too close to buildings or power lines, especially if they grow to big heights which would cause problems in the future.


It is also a good idea to have seasonal considerations when planting trees at http://utahstumpgrinders.com/.   Consider the changes in the foliage, seed head display and bloom of the trees during spring, summer and fall.   Incorporate different trees with different timings so that there will be no part of the landscape that will look bare when the seasons change.