Here’s How You Can Choose The Right Tree

If you would think about the benefits that trees provide people, you can contemplate throughout the entirety of the day and you still won’t get done. Trees provide people with environmental, social, economical and even physical benefits all throughout their very long lives. However, if you would think about trees on a deeper perspective, you will find that not every tree is equally well-suited for every planting location or in every climate. Because of this reason, homeowners must make the important decision for tree selection and placement whenever they are landscaping a new home or even if they’re just looking for a tree to add to their backyard. This decision is very important because most trees can outlive their owners and matching the right tree to the right site will benefit not only the trees but also homeowners as well.

Here are some factors you should consider when choosing a tree according to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

  1. Tree Function. You should first ask yourself what do you want the tree for and for what purpose should it serve? Trees large and healthy trees greatly help beautify and increase the value of a property. Deciduous shade trees provide great cooling shade during the summer and during the fall and winter seasons, it lets the winter sun warm the household. Street trees can help decrease the glare from the pavements and filter out pollutants.
  2. Tree Form & Size. The importance of finding the right form and size that would complement the function of the tree is that it helps reduce maintenance costs while also increasing the value of the property. Also, mature trees tend to provide the greatest economical and environmental returns. There are many combinations for form and size that you can choose from.
  3. Site Conditions. Choosing the right site is the key to a tree’s survival. When choosing a site, consider the soil condition, exposure to sun and wind, drainage, space constraints, hardiness zone, human activity, and the susceptibility to insects and pests. You can also have tree surgeons take a look at your site for better counseling.