Choosing and Planting Shade Trees

Choosing Shade Trees 

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Planting Shade Trees 

Planting shade trees can make a beautiful focal point for any garden, states Tammy Sons, owner of Tn Nursery, shippers of quality trees and garden plants. From the graceful beauty of red maple trees to the hearty air cleansing oak trees, wide varieties to choose from.

 Please consider how well the tree will survive in its intended landscape. Below are a few steps to make the planning process more manageable.

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1. Decide how long you want the trees to last and how soon you want shade. Faster growing trees might deliver a more significant amount of shade sooner. However, oak trees could have a more moderate growth pattern and be more likely to live for at least one hundred years. Because their wood is more potent, they will also be less vulnerable to elemental damage, such as rain and snowstorms. That makes them suitable for planting around children's play areas, such as sandboxes and swing sets.

2. Choose the location in the garden or landscape where the tree will be. Keep in mind that it should be where trees will provide the most sun protection. Usually, this is the southeast or southwest side of a dwelling.

Many people position a tree near a large window to help with reducing heating and cooling energy usage. It is also recommended to plant trees outside an air conditioner to increase efficiency up to at least 10 percent.

3. Examine various shade trees. Consider what qualities each tree can bring to the landscape, such as seasonal features, color, and texture. For instance, the shape of the leaves and their color.

Some trees have larger leaves with a coarse texture that will produce a more dense shade. More delicate leaves will require a thick layer to provide a cooling shade below them.

Some examples might include Japanese red maple trees for their graceful curves and layered branches that can be particularly beautiful in patio settings. Hardy oak trees can provide a large canopy with plenty of room for people underneath it.

4. Consider trees with flowers for winter berries or fall colors. However, consider maintenance since fallen leaves and flowers need to be raked. Also, berries may sprout on the lawn under the tree.

5. Once you have narrowed down the type of tree you want, visit a nursery, online catalog, or tree farm to look at specific varieties of trees. Find the shade trees that meet most, preferably all, of your criteria.

6. Purchase a tree growing in a tree farm or nursery and 3 to 5 years old, such as red maple trees, for the easiest transplanting.

How Planting Trees Helps Our Environment

Thousands of trees are cut down yearly to create paper products and clear the way for new buildings and homes. Trees also provide fuel for wood-burning stoves and heating systems. Trees are significant to keep the environment healthy, and trees need to be replanted to replenish trees that have been lost. It can be challenging to replace every tree that has been removed in a community, but even planting a few trees can be pretty helpful to the environment.

Trees are one of the best and most natural defenders against pollution. That is because trees absorb carbon dioxide, and oxygen is released as a byproduct. Carbon dioxide is one of the main contributors to the greenhouse effect, and trees can substantially decrease these effects with their carbon dioxide absorption. Planting trees is a great help in cutting down on pollutants in communities, especially in highly populated and congested areas.

The planting of trees also helps the environment by providing natural habitats for local wildlife. When trees are removed from areas, small animals and birds who live and nest in trees have nowhere to live. Animals must look for new places to reside, and this cannot be easy. If there are no trees in nearby neighborhoods, animals can die because they have no safe place to live.

When this happens, natural ecosystems can become disrupted, and wildlife will become sparse. Tree planting can help provide homes for existing wildlife and wildlife that come into the area to find safe homes when other areas become too crowded.

Tree planting can also help reduce flooding, erosion, and water runoff. Trees stop rainfall from hitting the ground forcefully with their branches and leaves. That means rain does not hit rocks and dirt, so erosion occurs.

Also, trees stop the flow of water downhill so that rushes of water do not cause floods. The ground can absorb water when water moves slowly, which can only happen when trees are on the way to slow down rushing waters. Trees absorb water for food too, which means the ground can dry out quicker, so that ground, grass, and plants do not become bogged down with water. 

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