The staff at our Boca Raton tree planting company wants you to know that trees will thrive as long as they are planted in the right location. In fact, our certified arborists can help you determine which trees will work best in your yard as well as your geographic region. We can also help you come up with a variety of trees that you can use to beautify your landscape.
Unfortunately, when it comes to planting trees, you will want to remember that the most desirable trees grow slowly. You may be able to find a tree that grows relatively quickly. However, you should know that these fast growing trees also have shallow root systems that can damage patios, driveways and sidewalks. This is due to the fact that the wood is also less dense and therefore more prone to break during a storm. This means that the trees that take longer to mature will tend to hold up better.
One last thing to keep in mind when trying to choose the right type of tree; is that fruit-bearing trees should be kept away from driveways, patios and sidewalks. This is due to the fact that the fruit will be a nuisance and stain the pavement.
When you are trying to find the right type of tree to plant in your yard, you should know that disease resistance is another factor to consider. However, this factor is difficult to predict with any certainty. This is because trees can un-expectantly become diseased for unknown reasons.
You probably already know that planting a tree is an easy task, but it takes more preparation and skill than you might have thought. Due to the fact that many people assume it’s so easy to plant a tree that they tend to overlook basic planting techniques, potentially setting their trees up for failure. For example, did you know that all trees have needs, such as specific sunlight and water requirements? They do and as a matter of fact, an improperly placed tree can grow into a home’s foundation, while a tree planted too deep is susceptible to disease and poor health.
So, before you go out and plant that maple tree underneath the power lines, you will want to consider the following tree-planting tips from our professional staff at Phil’s Expert Tree Service Inc.
Spring seems like the perfect time to plant a tree, right? You may think that this is the best time since this seems to be the season when plant growth explodes and homeowners start sprucing up their landscapes. However, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) states that the ideal time to plant a tree is actually in the dormant season. The dormant season is in the fall after leaf drop or in early spring. This is because the cooler temperatures reduce stress on the tree because roots can become established before spring rains and high temperatures spur new growth. On the other hand, this advice doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree during the spring or summer months. To go along with this, the ISA says trees that are properly cared for can be planted throughout the growing season.
Planting your new tree in the right location is very important. This is one of the biggest mistakes that most homeowners make. This is because most homeowners have a hard time thinking that the small tree that they are planning will grow into a 75 foot giant tree. This is why it is so critical that you think of the mature size of the tree must be fully taken into account before it is planted.
You will want to avoid planting trees that will grow large under power lines or other trees. In addition to this, trees that are planted too close to foundations, driveways or sidewalks can cause concrete to crack and buckle. For this reason, you will want to be sure that all trees are planted at least four feet from the nearest conflict. Sometimes, your goal may be to plant a tree so that it can supply shading to your home. Especially since the closer to a home a tree is, the more shade it will cast on the roof and windows. By planting a tree close to your home, it can save you on summer cooling costs. But, homeowners should carefully consider the benefits as well as the potential conflicts before deciding on a final location for their new tree.
Our staff can help you decide where and when you should plant your new tree in your yard. Since there are many different types of trees that grow throughout Florida, this process can seem quite overwhelming. If you would like the help of our Boca Raton tree planting company, contact us today!