How to select the right trees for your yard?

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The selection of tree is pivotal in your yard’s decoration. The size, color, texture and lifetime are all the factors that must be considered while selecting a proper tree. Trees are the nature’s way of painting the canvas of mother Earth. The correct tree set gives a color to the yard that no other artificial mastery could give.

         Consider the size of the yard and analyze the ratio of the trees that would fit in. Some trees are genetically shorter and take up much less space as compared to some humongous trees. Another selection factor could be the purpose of trees. Some trees give great shade and keep the environment healthier and soothing while some other add their great color to the yard. So choose wisely between treat for the mind and treat for the eyes.

  1. Ornamental Trees:

         These trees contain such great color combinations, sizes and shapes that they capture the glance and attention of every passers-by. These ornamental trees could definitely lighten up your yard in a way, even you cannot imagine.

Some of the great ornamental trees are:

  • Chinese dogwood
  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Redbud
  • Weeping cherry
  • Citrus
  • Indian Magic Crab
  • Pink Spires Crab
  1. Conifers:

         These tall pointy trees really add an effective gloss on the landscape. Also it’s woody texture gives it a great look. Some of it’s variants grow really very tall. So unless you have a real big backyard, try avoiding the tall members of the species.

         Some of the popular yard conifers are:

  • Pine
  • Spruce
  • Arborvitae
  • Western Larch
  1. Shade:

         Amongst the unlimited number of services that trees selflessly provide, there’s one more: Shade. One who stood in scorching heat could really appreciate the value of this gift. Shade trees planted in your yards not only make the surroundings cool, but also gives the yard a royal touch.

Here goes the list of shade trees:

  • Willow Oak
  • Sorrel
  • Honey Locust
  • Tulip tree
  • American Sycamore

                  One final thought that must be considered while choosing trees for the yard is the environmental factors. Yes, the average climate, availability of the tree, soil nourishment, average rain/snow. All these factors affect the growth of the plant. So, having colorful trees comes after having healthy trees. Following the preceding analogy, with great care select and grow your trees and enjoy a beautiful backyard.