Fitting the Local Foliage: How to Choose the Right Tree for Your Area

It’s no secret that planting the right trees in and around your home can work wonders when it comes to enhancing the appeal of your yard. Not only does it improve the appearance of your home, but it also brings a brightness to the area that was not there before.

Deciding on the best type of trees for your area can be challenging, especially when you don’t know what to look for. And that’s why we’re providing you with this tree planting guide. You’re going to find everything you need to know to ensure that you know what it takes to find the right tree.

Consider the Space

Before you plant any trees in your yard, you need to assess the space that you’ll have for the trees that will be planted. Depending on the type of tree you’ve selected, it will grow to varying heights, and you don’t want to choose a tree that will overshadow your home.

That is, unless, you’re looking for a tree that will provide you with shade from the sun you’re looking for. Considering the space will also help you decide how many trees you will need to plant to achieve the desired look.

Power Line Height

This is not something that you may have typically thought about, but the last thing you want to do is plant a tree, and later on, it affects the power lines located around your home. Not only is it going to mean that you’ve got to call the power company, but your neighbors aren’t going to be the happiest either.

Climate Temperature

There are specific types of trees that thrive better in colder climates, while some thrive in hotter climates. You need to take the time to research what kind of climate you live in before planting any trees.

Take the time to check out a plant hardiness map, which will tell you what temperature zone your state is in and the types of plants and trees that will thrive the best in your area. From there, select trees that will work the best with what you imagined while also growing and flourishing in its environment.


Depending on the type of tree you’re planting, it will have precise watering and soil specifications. Some trees will need to be watered frequently in the first year after planting and then not as much as they continue to grow.

Depending on the tree you’re going to plant, it may have specific soil requirements to ensure that it grows properly.

Tree Planting Guide: Trees Growing as High as Their Roots

We hope that this tree planting guide helped you when it comes to starting your tree planting journey. You’ve got to take the time to research the climate that you’re in and the amount of water and the type of soil that the trees you plant will need.

If you need help preserving trees currently in your yard or need someone to come and remove trees from your yard, contact Green Pine Tree Service. We’ve got the experience and client testimonials as evidence that we know what we’re doing.