Planting a tree is a great way to beautify your landscape. It also helps provide clean air and can even help increase your property value. Once you’ve decided to plant your tree, there ware some necessary steps to ensure that it will thrive and become the majestic plant you want it to be. In addition to water, sunlight, mulch, and fertilizer, location is also an important ingredient. Here’s how to find the perfect place to plant a tree.
The Purpose of the Tree
Reflect on your reason for planting a tree. Are you adding dimension to your landscape? Shade for your home or commercial building? The answers to these questions will ultimately help you choose the right spot on your land. Keep the species of the tree in mind and how large it is expected to grow. Account for that size and how much space you’ll need for the tree’s canopy to ensure that you’ll have enough space between the tree and any structures on your property.
Before you do any digging to plant your tree, make sure that you won’t disturb any buried utility lines that might be hidden on your property. Call your local municipality or utility company so that they can identify and locate any lines. This will ensure that you don’t incur any fines or unnecessary expenses due to damage to the lines from digging.
Be mindful of the type of falling debris that will accumulate from your tree. This is especially true if you plan on planting a fruit-bearing tree. Falling fruit could call and injure people if your tree is near a walkway. The fruit may even attract some unwelcomed visits from local wildlife. Falling leaves near a pool will probably become a nuisance during certain times of the year.
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