May 2015 – Plant and Tree Health Part 1

Finding & Planting a Tree
Finding the right tree for the right place and environment can require a bit of research. You need ot make sure any tree you plant will have the space, nutrients, water, etc needed to thrive in its new environment.

Planting large trees under power lines can eventually mean maligned trees as they grow to full maturity. Big evergreens close to the house on the south block warming winter sunlight. No trees on the north side of any house can leave it vulnerable to icy winter winds.

Step 1 Your Tree’s Purpose: Start by defining the purpose for your new tree. Common purposes include aesthetics, privacy, shade/energy reduction, windbreak, or street tree. Your end goal will impact the suitability of different trees.

Step 2 Tree Size & Location: Next consider your planting site limitations. The important things to consider for each tree, including:

Hardiness Zone: Will your trees thrive in the Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington weather?

Height and Spread of Mature Trees: Example overhead wires will limit the height of mature tree and you will want to select a shorter tree. The chart below is a great representation of the range of heights of tree species.

Sun Exposure: The sun exposure in Eastern Washington will greatly affect how your tree grows.
Soil Conditions: Some trees can grow in only specific types of soil, while others can grow in almost any condition the type of soil. Determining what type of soil you have in your yard will help you find the right tree.

In Conclusion
Top Tree strives to earn your business. In order to do that, we ensure the best practices that are consistent with optimal tree care, our arborists are properly trained, and our customer service is top notch. If you are searching for a tree maintenance that is superior in every way, we would like to earn your business.

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