Growing Made Easy Spring18 Spring 2018 - Page 15

S o you want to plant a tree? Do you need privacy, shade or just want a nicer landscape? Or, are you looking to increase the value of your home? Trees are an excellent investment for homeowners, but it's important to select the right tree for the right location. Here are some things to consider before making your choice. Location The first consideration is how much space the tree has to grow in. Is it a wide open backyard, or a narrow area in your front yard? How tall do you want the tree to grow? Also, how many hours of sun does the area receive during the day? Soil What is the soil like in the area? Does it stay moist for days after a rainy spell or is it excessively dry? While some trees can tolerate the moisture in a low lying spot, others will require adequate drainage to thrive. Greenland's staff are happy to make suggestions for challenging areas. Maintenance While some trees require very little maintenance, others may require regular attention. Some will require seasonal pruning, some may produce ornamental fruit to rake up, others may require special winter protection. At Greenland we'll help you weigh the pros and cons of the trees you're considering. Bringing in photos of the yard as well as some simple measurements will help our experts find the tree best suited to your yard and lifestyle.