Place your trees to avoid overhead line and utility conflicts
Determining where to plant a tree is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Many factors should be considered prior to planting. When planning what type of tree to plant, remember to look up and look down to determine where the tree will be located in relation to overhead power lines and underground utility lines.
Turfgrass and trees don’t always get along. Here’s how they can live in harmony.
Woody plants and turfgrass are critical design elements in urban and suburban landscapes. Trees and turf offer distinct personal, functional, and environmental benefits. The intended benefits of these plants may never be obtained, however, if potential incompatibilities are not addressed.
Thinning grass under large shade trees; large tree roots that hinder mowing; young trees that don’t seem to grow; tree trunks badly damaged by lawn mowers or string trimmers — all of these undesirable effects can be caused by tree and turfgrass conflicts.
Purchasing a tree is a lifelong investment. How well this investment grows depends on the type of tree selected and the planting location, the steps taken during planting, and the follow-up care after planting.
Homes are often constructed near existing trees to take advantage of their aesthetic and environmental value. Unfortunately, the processes involved with construction can be deadly to nearby trees. Proper planning and care are needed to preserve trees on building sites. An arborist can help you decide which trees can be saved. The arborist can also work with the builder to protect trees throughout each phase of construction. Continue reading Arbor Advice: Protecting trees during construction→