Plan to Plant New Trees Now
Even with our mild winters in Central Florida, there is a time to plant and a time to plan what to plant, especially when it comes to planting trees. If you have plans to update your landscaping this year and new trees are included, you want to prepare now so they can be planted come the first part of spring. While our state is well known for our tropical climate and palm trees, there are many flowering trees that add beautiful bursts of color to our communities. From Tabebuia to Flowering Dogwoods or Plumeria, and so many more, we have a veritable garden of choices when it comes to trees to plant. Planting at the start of the season can help ensure a strong growing and flourishing tree for many years to come.
Trees bring more than just natural beauty to our yards, they also add value to property. Trees have been known to add up to $10,000 to a home’s value, making them an investment well worth the cost and care. Trees can also help you save money on energy costs. Providing shade around your house helps keep you cooler in the heat of summer and use less energy. Trees are also one of the best natural fighters against carbon emissions. Trees take in carbon and transform it to oxygen. It is trees that we have to thank for the air we breathe, literally, so the more trees, the better.
There are some things to consider while planning where to plant your trees. Where you plant a tree can be just as important as what kind of tree you plant. One key thing to think about is power lines along your property. If you want to plant trees near power poles, choose ones that do not grow more than 20 feet high. If you want a larger tree, be sure to plant it at least 30 feet away from any power lines. This will give it room to grow without impeding the power lines. For any trees you plan to plant, you should call your electric utility provider beforehand to learn where any underground lines may run within your property. Safe planting is wise planting. If your property is near or alongside water, and you are planning to plant within 10 feet of the water, choose trees and plants that are low maintenance and either native or suitable non-native plants. The fewer pesticides you can use, the better as well in order to keep the ecosystem healthy.
A wonderful resource to help you when it comes to planting the best trees for your yard is the Arbor Day Foundation. Did you know that when you join, you can get 10 free trees to plant yourself? You will get a variety of trees that work well with our climate here in Central Florida. The new trees will be ready to ship in March or April, the perfect time to plant them. Once you have your plan in place for spring planting, you will be on your way to beautifying your yard, adding value to your home and helping the environment all at once.
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