Are you thinking of adding trees to your garden? Here’s what you need to consider!

The decision to plant or relocate trees in your garden is one that requires some planning and preparation. The addition of trees can completely transform the look and vibe of a garden. This is why choosing the right type of tree is essential. If you want to learn more about the key factors that should be considered when choosing a tree, keep reading!



With proper care and maintenance, trees will continue to grow. This means that their roots will also continue to spread. When deciding where to plant the tree it’s important to consider whether the roots will have appropriate space to expand.

For example, it is not recommended to plant a tree known for large roots next to a patio or tarmac as they may become disrupted once the roots spread.

It should also be considered how tall trees may become. Placing trees near or under power lines is not advised as when the tree grows it could interfere with these line causing  a multitude of issues.


Types of Needs

Different trees need different types of care for them to thrive. Understanding the different conditions a potential garden addition will require may save you a lot of time and money. If your garden does not have the conditions that a tree requires, it may become a struggle to keep it healthy and growing for years to come. For example, some trees need very moist soil, whereas, some thrive better in a dryer or thicker soil. If the conditions aren’t right in the first place, proper care, maintenance and feeding may not be enough.


Location Specific

Another more location specific requirement for some trees is the amount of pollution in the air. For example, if you live in a largely high traffic area, you may want to consider the levels of pollution your desired tree is able to sustain. Some types of trees may be sensitive to temperature and humidity. In this case, make sure your chosen tree will be able to withstand the fluctuation in temperatures that your region experiences.


Planting Times

Proper timing of the planting a new tree is crucial. Planting typically takes place in late winter, spring or autumn. This is because trees need time to acclimatise to the surrounding conditions.


If you have questions about any of the above, contacting an arborist is the best way to gather a more in-depth understanding. Why not call us for a free quote, without any obligations?