Planting trees on your property is a simple but effective method to improve your property’s aesthetic and economic value. In addition, shade trees provide a great deal of energy savings, as well as reduce noise pollution in your community. Before planting you will want to select the right location for your tree to maximize your potential energy savings and also get the most benefit from the tree’s growth and shade.
However, as important as it is to select the right tree for your shade needs and climate, it is equally as important to ensure the tree planting is done correctly, factoring in nearby buildings and future growth. Even though the tree branches can be pruned as to not interfere with nearby structures, the tree’s root system and expansion also must be taken into consideration.
For maximum energy savings and minimum maintenance costs, plant trees at the following locations:
•For trees which mature greater than 60 feet, plant a minimum 20 feet from a building and 40 feet apart.
•For trees which mature between 30 and 60 feet, plant a minimum 15 feet from a building and 35 feet apart
•For trees which mature less than 30 feet, plant a minimum 10 feet from a building and 15 feet apart.
•Plant trees no less than 15 feet from a driveway, 10 feet from a utility pole, and 30 feet from an intersection.
If you want to add trees to your residential property but don’t have the time, energy or resources to do it correctly on your own, contact the tree care experts of Embark Services. Their Certified Arborists can provide you with a wide range of services from selecting the right tree for your property and climate, tree installation, tree pruning and maintenance, deep root fertilization and insect and disease treatment options in the event your tree’s health is compromised. Request a visit from their Certified Arborists today, or contact Embark Services for more information.