3 Factors to Help You Decide Which Type of Trees to Get

24 June 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Are you contemplating landscaping an area? If so, you are probably wondering what plants you should include in your plans. Trees are vital for greening any area. Not only do they provide essential oxygen, but they create natural shade and enhance any space, whether that is a residential garden or a town centre shopping complex.

When you visit a wholesale tree nursery, you will discover there are plenty of tree varieties available. However, not every type of tree will be right for the area you want to landscape. If you make the wrong choice, you could find that the tree dies or that it needs to be removed after a few years because it is overwhelming the available space. 

There are several factors you must consider when selecting trees for any space. Three of the most important will be the climate, the soil, and the amount of available light.

1. The climate

Different types of trees grow best in different conditions. Before you select a tree, ask the staff at the wholesale tree nursery about the conditions favoured by that tree. There is no point in planting a tree that will struggle to thrive because the weather is always too dry or too cold. If the tree can't survive naturally, it will end up dying. Alternatively, it will require so much specialist attention that it becomes a financial burden.

2. The soil 

The soil is just as vital to the success of your tree planting as the climate. The wholesale tree nursery can explain the types of soil that will best support a particular tree. Test your local soil before you visit the nursery. The test will reassure you that no contamination present could harm the tree, and show you the type of tree best suited to the soil.

3. The available light

All trees need light to survive, but some will respond strongly to large amounts of natural light. They will grow vigorously and overshadow the surrounding area. Before you plant a tree from the wholesale tree nursery, find out what it will look like in five or ten years. Consider how the appearance of the tree will change over time, and what impact it will have on the surrounding area. Don't forget the roots of the tree as well as its above-ground appearance. You don't want to be forced to remove the tree because the roots are damaging building foundations or the drainage system.