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A Guide To Trees, Gardens, And Landscapes

Posted on June 7th, 2020

A Guide To Trees, Gardens, And Landscapes


The perfect accompaniment to any home is a well-designed yard, garden, or landscape. However, planning a landscape can be a daunting task. Of all the things to consider, deciding what to do with your trees can be the most difficult. After all, they demand the greatest commitment, and they can live for generations and generations. 

The Aesthetics

In terms of visual appeal, trees can function as a focal point in a landscape. In a small garden or yard, a handful of trees (or even just one tree) can catch the eye immediately and offer a vertical contrast to an otherwise horizontal space. A larger landscape can look like a small piece of nature, captured and refined, with the right distribution of trees.

Deciduous trees and trees with seasonal blooms undergo impressive changes throughout the year, giving your family something to look forward to every season. Some trees, in addition to looking amazing, are popular for their fragrant scents, like the American wisteria or the sweetbay magnolia. 

Beyond The Beauty

Trees are more than just beautiful—they can serve any number of purposes. They are good for:

  • Food - Although some trees can take up anywhere from 2-10 years before they bear fruit or nuts, a regular harvest can bring joy to any home.
  • Protection From Weather - Trees don’t just offer shade from the sun. They also redirect harsh winds during storms and provide cooling (from 2–9 degrees in the summer). 
  • Animals - Trees attract squirrels, chipmunks, and birds, which can bring a more natural feel to your garden or landscape.
  • Privacy - With the right shape and grouping, trees on a landscape can protect your home from prying eyes.

Apart from those, you can make memories by having family barbecues under the big tree, letting your kids play in the treehouse, or being out in nature once in a while.

The Right Trees For You

Before you decide on which trees to keep or remove, or what types of trees to add to your landscape, there are a few things you need to consider. Recreating a piece of nature means maintaining some sort of balance. Here are some questions you should ask:

  • Is it safe for my environment? There are protected tree species that require special licenses to handle, remove, or possess. They can either be rare in the wild or an invasive species. Whatever the case may be, consult your local government unit first if you’re not sure. In addition, keep in mind that different trees require different levels of maintenance.
  • Will I like it years from now? TV shows about gardening may give you the wrong idea that the perfect landscape can be created in three days. It’s easy to get swept up in trends, but at the end of the day, it should be about whether you like it now and will still like it in the future.

Whatever decisions you make, your family will surely appreciate the beauty of a garden with some well-kept trees. For tree maintenance and other tree services, get in touch with Tree Removal Services today.


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