December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 1

Deciding on the right tree for your property here in the Tri-Cities can either be challenging or straightforward. It’s all going to depend on your knowledge of which trees do best here in our climate. We can provide recommendations of which trees are suited best for our area and climate.

Knowing important issues in selecting a tree for planting, such as the tree’s intended function, location, common pests, geographic regions and hardiness zones, and considerations for best placement alternatives.

Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions a homeowner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree. Many trees have the potential to outlive those who plant them, so the impact of this decision can last a lifetime. Matching the tree to the site benefits both the tree and the homeowner.

One of the most common tree care questions is: “Which kind of tree should I put in?” Before this
question can be answered, a number of factors need to be considered:

  • Why is the tree being planted? What functions will it serve?
  • Is a small, medium, or large tree best suited for the location and available space? Do overhead or below ground utilities preclude planting a large, growing tree — or any tree at all? What clearance is needed for sidewalks, patios, or driveways?
  • What are the soil conditions? Is enough soil available of sufficient quality to support mature tree growth?
  • How will necessary maintenance be provided? Will someone water, fertilize, and prune the tree as needed after planting? Answering these and other questions can help you choose the “right tree for the right place.”

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in the Tri-Cities. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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