Trees count as one of the most valuable assets to our garden. Besides being the most visible garden elements when they reach the expected height, trees can often serve as a source of shade or juicy fruit that you get for free. The right choice can surely benefit you a lot, but the wrong one does the opposite. The tree that’s planted in the wrong spot can push up paving, collect all the nutrients from the other plants and cause some damage to your house foundation or pool.
That’s why we strongly recommend that you take some time, consider the options and maybe consult with professionals of the craft. We will suggest some things to have in mind when selecting a tree, so you get the most of it.
Think About the Final Tree Size
The size of the trees must correspond to the proportions of your backyard or garden. Why is that important? We already mentioned some potential disadvantages like damaging the pavement, power lines or even houses, but they are all related to the roots of the tree. Think about the upper part too, since planting the tree too close to the house can cause the leaves and the branches to obstruct the view from the window.
Decide the Main Reason for Particular Tree Plantation
For many Australians, all-year-round shade sounds like a dream come true, while for others, shade is desirable only during the summer season. The categorization is pretty clear here, so you can choose between evergreen trees which goes well with the first case scenario, and deciduous which matches the other. Evergreens, as their name explains, will not shed leaves in autumn. For some, that’s exactly what they need since there is no need to sweep the leaves, and the privacy in the garden is enhanced. But if you want to have full-on sun exposure in the winter, you should choose a deciduous kind and maybe let professionals take care of your garden design and maintenance. It’s certainly more than worth it.
Determine the Growth Pace Expectations
It is important to get familiar with the fact of how fast will the tree you plant grows. Like everything else varies, so does the pace of tree growth – there are fast and slow growers. For example, Red Cedar which is a well-known Australian timber is considered as a fast-growing tree, and the Australian cabbage tree palm is robust and frost-resistant, but a slow grower. Make up your mind and select the tree accordingly so you don’t get frustrated or too surprised.
Choose a Tree According to Your Climate
This is something you should really pay attention to. Claret Ash is an easily grown deciduous tree suitable for frost-free climates which became a symbol of Sydney streets. Growing it in colder parts of NSW would, most likely, be pointless. On the other hand, maples, oaks and elms are winter-dormant trees that handle the frost very well.
The point of growing a tree is to see that it grows and develops in the right direction, so consider the mentioned advice (it couldn’t harm to ask for more) before making a final decision. No matter if you want easy-maintenance and flexible bamboo or you intend to plant an oak that future generations will watch grow, you will have a wonderful experience and an enriched garden.
We at Artview Landscapes adore trees and plants in general, so our knowledge of them and their characteristics is vast. Besides helping you to make a proper tree selection, we can prepare adequate soil and environment for the plantation and do the whole process. You can count on us for tree cutting services in Sydney later on as well. So, don’t hesitate to contact our garden design team via phone, mail or online form today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Owner/operator of Artview Landscapes, Brian Baker is a talented landscape designer who has been managing, designing and building structured landscapes in Sydney for twenty five years. He has personally built or managed over 800 landscape construction projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $250,000 for residential projects and between $10,000 and one million dollars for commercial projects.