10 Great Trees to Consider Planting in Your Yard This Spring
There’s a reason Arbor Day is celebrated in Spring–it’s a great time to add trees to the landscape! Don’t pass up the chance to add lasting beauty to your yard. Trees will not only bring you joy season after season, the right species planted in the right spot can increase property values and decrease utility costs. Plus, you’ll be planting something for posterity. Here are 10 trees you should consider.
Good Front Yard Trees: Box Elder
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Best Trees for Backyard: Seven-Son Flower
Good Front Yard Trees: Paperbark Maple
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Best Trees for Backyard: Ginkgo
If you’ve got the space, why not plant America’s national tree? The oak is a symbol of strength and endurance with a mythological past. You can be a part of keeping that alive by planting one. There are hundreds of species to choose from, but landscapers seem to favor the red oak (Quercus rubra) for its quick growth, wide, rounded habit, and fabulous fall color. It grows 60-75 feet tall and wide.
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Best Trees for Backyard: Golden Pine
Good Front Yard Trees: Sweet Gum
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Best Trees for Backyard: Eastern White Pine