Get expert advice on the best low-maintenance options for busy homeowners.
With the loss of so many trees due to pests, urban stress, and climate change, it’s a good idea for an experienced Arborist to plant your trees and shrubs. Our team has extensive experience advising homeowners on tree and shrub plantings best suited to their unique properties and priorities. We well help develop a plan that beautifies your property, while also minimizing the need for ongoing maintenance.
Things to consider when planting trees around your home
Zoning and regulations
Check local zoning regulations and landscaping guidelines to ensure compliance with any restrictions or requirements for planting trees on residential properties.
Be aware of the location of underground utilities before planting. Avoid planting near utility lines to prevent potential conflicts and ensure safety during maintenance.
Consider the long-term impact of tree growth on the property. Account for mature tree size, potential shade patterns, and any impacts on neighboring structures or vegetation.
Functional use of space
Plan tree placement strategically to enhance the functionality of the space. Consider factors such as shade provision, windbreaks, or visual screening for optimal utilization.
Maintenance and care
Evaluate the level of maintenance and care the chosen trees will require. Select species that fit well with your available time and budget for ongoing care.
Opt for native or adaptive tree species that are well-suited to the local climate. This promotes environmental sustainability and reduces the need for excessive water or care.
Safety and accessibility
Ensure that tree placement prioritizes safety and accessibility for pedestrians, vehicles, and structures. Trim branches to maintain clear sightlines and pathways.