A great way of enhancing the attractiveness and beauty of a landscape and attractive wildlife is through planting of trees.  Many considerations come in play when choosing trees to plant and the time to plant them.   It is advisable to first do research on the best trees for your landscape before you go the nursery to purchase the planting materials.   Things to consider when buying trees for planting at are the adaptability of the tree, the function and the size that the trees grow to.


Trees that are native to the landscape are advisable choices because they are more adapted to the environment.   Being native to a landscape makes the trees do well in the soil, water conditions, light and temperature of the landscape.   Exotic trees are not able to attract and support the wide range of insects, birds and mammals that are supported by native trees.  This is in addition to maintaining the heritage of the local landscape.   Utah is arid and the winters are cold and only tough and adaptable trees can do well in Utah.   However, trees that can thrive in Utah are not necessarily those native to Utah.  Trees from other regions of the world that are arid or dry do very well in Utah.


The function you intend for the trees should also guide your choice.   The functions served by trees vary from water conservation, soil erosion control on steep landscapes, blocking of noise and views that are not desired and also for attracting birds, insects and mammals.  Trees that grow to be dense are the best for blocking noise and undesirable views while those that are lower growing provide the best ground cover to control soil erosion. Know about West Valley City Tree Root Removal here!


Another consideration when planting trees is the fit of the tree to your garden or landscape.   How you intend to position your tree and the size of your garden should determine the kind of tree you choose to plant.   Planting a tree that is not well positioned or does not fit in your garden may result in blocking of your house, drainage or a view that is desirable.   To avoid problems in the future when the trees are fully grown, avoid growing big trees too close to power lines or your house.



It is also a good idea to have seasonal considerations when planting trees.   Consider the changes in the foliage, seed head display and bloom of the trees during spring, summer and fall.   To ensure that no part of your garden looks bare, incorporate the different timings of the trees through the seasons.