Large trees are the biggest part of a garden and will help shape your landscape. Here are a few tips and pointers you may not know.
- Use them to frame your home, but plan ahead to ensure that the trees will not become overwhelming
- With each passing year, big trees grow more valuable, increasing the worth of your house and property.
- Choose pest or disease-resistant species or varieties instead of problem-plagued trees. When you take the time to select a tree ideally suited for your site, your chances of long-term success are great.
- Choose younger (and smaller) trees to plant over the larger larger ones. Although you can have nearly full-sized trees planted in your yard (at a HUGE price), younger trees transplant more easily and grow more quickly than older trees. They also cost less and are easier to handle without hiring landscapers.
- It’s best to start with a tree that has a 1 to 11/2 inch trunk diameter.
- Fast-growing trees will increase in height by several feet a year. Under ideal conditions, a young tree that stands 3 feet tall upon planting will be up to 5, 6, or 7 feet tall the next year. The following year, it may be 10 feet tall or larger.