For many homeowners, having trees on their property can offer beautiful sources of shade, wind protection, and privacy. But choosing suitable trees can mean a lot when looking for a low maintenance yard, and some trees can require a lot more maintenance than others.
With low maintenance trees, you will need fewer tree services in Waterloo. Many young families who want to enjoy the benefits of foliage without a lot of work turn to our experts at Martin’s Tree Service to learn about the best trees for their needs.
The following are our top 3 picks for low-maintenance trees:
This large, medium to fast-growing tree can reach up to 60 feet over its lifetime. Lovingly known as a Christmas tree, the white spruce has a strong evergreen smell when its needles are crushed, which is one way that it can be easily distinguished over other spruce trees.
This beautiful tree is excellent for people who want a large tree without any work. It has long needles that only occasionally drop over the course of 10 – 20 years, which means essentially little-to-no cleanup for the property owner.
Its branches extend low to the ground giving excellent low-level wind protection. Due to its sizeable spreading root system, it can live 80 plus years. There are very few environmental hazards that can threaten the white spruce due to its size and shape. Heavy snow and ice storms rarely cause damage, and deer will not usually eat this species unless nothing else is available.
Northwood Red Maple
Nothing spreads more Canadian pride than a beautiful red maple tree. This species of tree offers beauty and durability for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance tree. This hardy tree can grow to be approximately 50 ft. tall at maturity with a spread of 30 feet. It grows at a medium rate and can be expected to live for 80 years or more if taken care of properly.
The Northwood Red Maple is quite adaptable but prefers to grow in average to wet conditions and can even tolerate some standing water.
It has green foliage, which turns to a stunning red in the spring. Before the leaves emerge, showy red flowers grow along the branches. During the fall months, this tree shows its true beauty when it turns a brilliant red colour.
This hearty tree is perfect for those who want a larger tree with full leaf coverage but don’t want to be bothered by too much trimming and pruning. It should only be pruned in the summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may “bleed” sap if pruned at the wrong time.
There are various types of pine trees, but most are low maintenance making them an excellent choice for a yard. They can provide sun shade and privacy for your family and also be a home for friendly wildlife in your neighbourhood.
Pine trees make up a group of 120 species worldwide and are woody plants that bare seed cones and bundles of needles rather than broad leaves commonly found on deciduous trees. The needles do fall, but only every two to seven years, depending on the species and health of the tree.
Get Your Property Ready
Once you have decided on the best low-maintenance trees for your property, you may be ready to head to the nursery. But before you do, make sure you have evaluated your current landscaping and identify trees that are already on the property that may need trimming or removing. Martin’s Tree Service can help with all tree services in Waterloo included in the complicated preliminary process. Our team of experts can help guide you and offer the work to provide you with the perfect canvas to design your backyard oasis. Contact our team today for more information.