Tree Surgeons Can Help You Plant a Tree

Whether you’re a fan of reading in the shade or just enjoy the natural look of a grove, it’s clear trees have many benefits. Well-placed trees can help reduce energy costs and increase property values. If you’re looking to plant trees around your home for general landscaping purposes, to add privacy, or to increase your home’s value, it’s important to consult with a well-trained arborist.

Why Consult A Tree Surgeon Before Planting

Many people think of tree surgery as just felling sick trees, however, the knowledge base and skills that arborists hone throughout their careers make them especially adept at planting new trees.

Before planting a tree, there are certain considerations that must be taken into account. Not only do you want to select the type of tree that is most likely to thrive in your environment, but you also want to ensure that you are safely planting it.

Choosing the Right Tree

How large is the tree expected to grow? While all trees start out relatively small, some can grow to be exceedingly tall. Others, are wide or have large root structures. Depending on where you are planting, these are important considerations.

How much water does the tree need? Some trees require more water than others. A skilled arborist with knowledge about the land and climate will be able to help you identify the trees that will best prosper on your land by taking into consideration the needs of various trees.

What kind of soil does the tree respond to best? Trees get many of their nutrients from the soil, so it is important that particular trees are planted where they can get the “food” they need to thrive.

Choosing the Location

Is your location free of overhead wires? When planting a tree, it’s important to look up. While saplings look small when placed, some can grow to be 100 feet tall. Before planting a tree, it’s important to understand the restrictions of the location so that the right tree type can be chosen.

Is your location far enough away from your home, driveway, sidewalks, or other structures? Your new tree should be far away enough from any structures that could be damaged by new growth. Likewise, keeping your tree away from items that will restrict its growth will allow it to properly thrive.

Are there any pipes or utility cables underneath the ground that must be taken into account? Digging a hole for a new tree before surveying the land can be a grave error. It’s important that no damage is done to any underground infrastructure when adding trees to your land. Ruptured pipes or cables can create a hazard.

Depending on your area and land, you may have multiple tree varieties to choose from. Once the health of the tree and land are taken into account, the choice is yours!

Planting a tree or several trees is a great way to beautify your home and also a lovely way to commemorate a loved one or a special event. The best way to ensure your landscaping project is successful is to hire a skilled tree surgeon to take a look at your land and to help you determine which trees will thrive in that environment.

Premier Tree Surgeons provides tree planting services for both residential and commercial clients in Glasgow and the surrounding area. We supply our own trees that are cultivated in specialist containers, allowing us to plant year round. We also warranty our trees for one year.

If you’re ready to discuss your project, contact us today!