When you plant trees around your property, you are inviting beautiful living organisms into your space. Trees can be an excellent way to provide shade, lower stress, give oxygen, and accentuate our lives as well as our homes. But planting a tree can be a big commitment. It will be growing on your property for a long time, so there are a few steps to think about before running to the store to purchase one.
First, think of the size that the mature tree will reach. Will you need tree trimming Cambridge specialists to come out and service the tree? If it is a larger tree, you will need to make sure it will fit into the space once fully grown. Don’t forget to take into account the space required both in the soil and above the ground. Trees differ significantly in size, and planting the wrong one could ruin your property. You will also need to check for any overhead powerlines or underground utility pipes, or lines where you are thinking of planting. Our trained professionals at Martin’s Tree Service can help determine if your space is suitable for planting your chosen species of tree.
You will also need to understand your soil conditions and check if the species you are looking to buy will prosper in the area where you would plant it. Ontario is home to different types of soil, and various species of trees required specific types of soil to grow. You will need to make sure your soil matches the style that your tree desires. Depending on where you live, it could be possible to have clay deposits or sandy soil that can prevent healthy tree growth. Before planting your new tree it is also essential to check that the area doesn’t sit lower than the rest of the property, which can collect floodwater. This will also affect the health of a tree as they do not generally thrive in excess water.
You will need to determine the amount of sun exposure that your tree will receive each day. Some trees need a lot of sunlight to grow, while others are ok in partially shaded areas of your property. Also, consider how blocking out some light will affect your property. Plants need sunlight, so don’t overlook the fact that when fully grown, your new tree may block out some sunlight to other plants on your property.
When planting a new tree, safety should always be a top priority. A large tree planted close to a home can become a hazard in a storm if heavy branches are knocked down. These branches can also provide a simple path for critters like raccoons and squirrels to access your home easily.
If you choose a tree that has acorns or other large nuts, consider this a tasty meal for many animals who will be attracted to your home. You will also need to clean up these nuts after they fall each year, not to mention that walnuts hurt when falling from 20 feet in the air!
A tree will most likely outlive you with proper care, so planting one will create a legacy that will span lifetimes. Your family can cherish it to provide shade in the hot summer months and help clean the air and soil for decades while providing for the ecosystem. Planting a tree can be an enjoyable experience shared by your family. It can be a great way to teach your children about the ecosystem and how to care for the nature around us.
Once you have chosen your tree, contact our tree trimming Cambridge experts at Martin’s Tree Services to help keep your tree healthy. Our experts can advise on pruning, trimming, or inspection for invasive tree boring insects. We can help keep your family’s trees thriving for decades to come.