Proper Placement of Your Trees
Around your home, different trees should be planted in different areas, especially when it comes to the location of your utility lines. Your tree care professionals can help you choose the right trees for your space.
The Tall Zone
In the tall zone trees can grow as high as 60 feet. You should plant these large trees a minimum of 35 feet from your house for the roots to develop properly and not damage your house. You will need to make sure that they aren’t going to interfere with the street and that you have a wide enough planting area for the trunk diameter and root system. These large trees are best in meadows, parks, and fields or other space that’s open and has no above ground interference.
In the medium zone trees will grow as high as 40 feet and can be used to frame your home or decorate your space creating a park like setting. First, choose your trees and then choose your shrubs to compliment your tree choices. These can be planted where there is enough growing space above ground and underground for the roots. Medians can work for these trees as long as they are properly spaced when planting.
In the low zone trees will grow to less than 20 feet and so they can be planted along the street and where there are utility lines. These are good choices where space is limited. These trees are also good in large planting containers, circles that are surrounded by concrete or in narrow planting areas.
Planting the right tree in the right place is important. This begins by choosing the right tree to begin with. It will ensure you don’t have to transplant your mature tree and that you don’t run into problems as is the case when trees and utility lines attempt to use the same space.