7 Essentials to Consider When Buying Trees for Your Property

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When choosing trees for your yard, you need to take a number of elements into account. To ensure you're selecting the right trees, you should think carefully about how the tree is going to look when it's full-grown, and in particular, you need to take the following into account.

1. Height 

How high is this tree going to get? The height of the full-grown tree needs to be carefully considered when choosing a spot for the tree. In particular, make sure it isn't going to hit other trees or powerlines.

2. Size of Roots

At the same time, you also need to consider how the tree grows underground, and you need to make sure that its full-grown roots aren't going to damage your foundation or disrupt any other trees in the area. 

If you're putting in a row of trees, take their long-term root growth into consideration as well. In most cases, you need a lot more spacing than it appears when you're putting in young trees.

3. Growth Rate

In addition to thinking about the size of your full-grown trees, you also need to think about how long the trees are going to take to reach that size. If you want trees as soon as possible, you need to focus on species that grow relatively quickly. 

In contrast, if you are planting trees for future generations to enjoy, you may want to opt for slower growing, longer lasting trees. 

4. Canopy

What is your objective with these trees? Do you want them to provide shade over your yard or your home?  Do you want to be able to build tree houses in them? If so, you need to think about the future canopy and choose a type of tree that offers what you need.

5. Width 

While you should think about trunk width with deciduous trees, this issue is especially important with evergreen trees. These trees can get surprisingly wide, and if you choose a spot that is too close to your home, shed, swing set, swimming pool, or any other stationary item, you may end up needing to cut down the tree.

6. Debris

To get a sense of the maintenance you will need to perform with your tree, think about the debris it is going to produce. Will a lot of leaves or needles fall from the tree? Does that work with your landscaping or maintenance plans?

7. Cost 

Finally, consider the cost of the tree. To save money, you may want to go to a wholesale tree nursery. This can be especially helpful if you're planting multiple trees.

To learn more, contact a wholesale tree nursery in your area.