5 Steps of Tree Selection

One: Determine The Purpose Of The Tree

  • Decide how the tree will be used – for shade or screening
  • Determine if color or winter interest is desired in the landscape
  • Trees can be used to reduce wind or noise or to control erosion
  • Attracting wildlife may be desirable and trees can help

Two: Consider The Site

  • Determine if there are sidewalks or driveways near the planting location
  • Check if there are overhead lines or underground utilities nearby
  • Determine the type of soil in the planting location
  • Decide if the tree will be planted near the house and which side of the house you will place the tree

Continue reading at the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council‘s website.

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