Tree planting or tree installing is an investment of both time and money. Know how, when, and where to plant a tree or many trees is important for the life of the tree and your invested time and money. There are a lot of things to consider when planting trees. The most important of these are the quality of the information you use to plan and making final decisions on the matter.
We would like to go over some of these considerations with you. What we can offer in terms of knowledge and hands-on experience in this area of expertise is invaluable to anyone who is looking to get the most out of their investment. This is our field and not just another service offered among others. Take a look at our About page for more details about our training and experience.
Beyond what we cover on this page, you can learn more about tree planting from the University of Florida on their website at this link, http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/planting.shtml. Then come back here to continue reading about some of the specifics we think are important when planning your tree planting project.
Tree Planting With Purpose
When you plant a tree, and it grows as it inevitably will, it can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether or not you planted that tree with purpose. Planting the right kind of tree and in the right location can provide shade in the summer and minimize maintenance costs over the long term, such as low rooftop debris and potential damage from overgrowth or storm damage.
Adversely, planting the wrong tree or in an ill-advised location can prevent the sun from warming your home in the winter months, require a lot more rooftop cleaning, provide a route for vines and the tree itself to cause damage to your siding or the structure of the home itself. This also usually leads to the need for removal, later on, making the investment of time and money a complete waste.
As you can see, considering the purpose of your trees will have a long-lasting impact on the entire property and maintenance costs. Some things to consider when thinking about planting trees is what you intend to get out of it, be it beautification, or something more function-oriented like reducing energy costs by providing shade to target areas.
Tree Service & Maintenance
The trees on your property, from the species to location and proximity the structures or other assets like utility lines, septic tanks, fences including perimeter walls will have an impact on your total service and maintenance budget for the property. Cutting and trimming for power lines or even moving fences and walls to prevent damage from tree growth can be expensive. Damaged driveways are another common occurrence. These things may not be your first consideration when planting a tree that is only 2 or 3 feet tall when first planted, but how big is that tree going to get in years to come, both in height and width?
Consulting with a trained Arborist and experienced tree service can help you avoid expensive pitfalls in the future so that your trees will only ever bring you the most out of your experience and investment, without unwittingly introducing expensive service and maintenance costs in the future.
When To Plant Trees
Each species of tree has different need, strengths, and weaknesses. The time of year has a lot to do with the early stages of growth and long-term health of your tree. Planting in the wrong season can cause poor growth, lead to infections and disease, or completely kill the tree before it even has a chance.
Harsh winters and hot summers along with ground saturation from rainy seasons are all this that can impact your tree, for good or bad, depending on the types of trees your planting. This may require planting in stages according to the types of trees you're planning and their individual needs. Consultation with a trained and experienced Arborist is the best way to ensure that your trees have a good strong start in life and will grow to serve the purpose you intended.
Tree Planting & New Leaf Arboriculture
Now that we have covered some of the things you should consider when planting a tree and the potential outcomes, it's time to consider scheduling a consultation with the people that bring the highest quality of training and years of experience. The next best thing to a fortune teller is someone that can help you understand what to expect and how to plan based on knowledge and time in this field.
Remember, trees can be a blessing or a curse and a simple phone call can prevent you from future headaches and costs associated with poor planning or a lack of planning altogether. You and your trees can have a harmonious existence together if only the needs of both you and your trees are understood and considered when planning your tree planting.
Let Us Take Care Of Your Tree Planting
Of course, we do recommend that you take full advantage of our services when it comes time to the actual planting of trees. We are fully licensed and insured, not to mention that we have years of experience and expertise in the area. To schedule a consultation and to take advantage of our Tree Planting services, head on over to our Home page, locate our phone number and give us a call. We look forward to working with you on your next tree planting project.