How to Plant Trees – Tree

Trees are the most long-lived
growing features in any garden. Once they are well established,
it is very difficult to move them; pruning them if they
become too big is difficult, needing skilled workmanship,
and is never a permanent solution to the problems of
excessive roots and over-extensive shading that arise.

Since the early 1900’s
the gardener’s problems in tree-planting are much easier
by the introduction of new selection, of a wide new
range of trees which are of moderate size. These include
excellent maples, whitebeams, rowans, cherries and ornamental
apples (crabs), as well as birches. Many of these also
provide what is wanted in a small area, a tree that
has more than one season of interest, such as decorative
bark in mid-winter, attractive unfolding foliage in
spring followed by a period of flowering, then brightly
colored fruit and finally graceful coloring of the leaves
before they fall. Trees often have at least two if not
three seasons of interest.

Evergreen broad-leaved
trees are of particular interest in winter, and many
have variegated or colored-leaved forms, and the number
available is now greatly increased. All are least satisfactory
in towns where air pollution takes away the shine of
their foliage.

The same applies to conifers
a number of which are of too great a size and too slow
growing for gardens, and are seen at their best in forests
and pineta.

For road planting and
use in smaller gardens narrow (fastigiate) forms of
many trees have been selected and are propagated as
cultivars. They are also useful in planting on a large
scale on account of their beautiful shape. This applies,
also to the numerous weeping trees available.

Articles

   Lacebark
– Pinus bungeanas

How to

  
Cutting Down A Small Tree

  
Forcing Branches To Bloom

  
Heeling In

  
Planting A Bare Root Tree

  
Planting A Container Tree

  
Planting Ball And Burlap Tree

  
Pruning Ornamental Shrubs

  
Removing A Large Tree Limb

  
Removing A Sucker From A Tree

  
Winterizing Small Trees

Links

    Japanese
Maples – Acer Palmatum, Acer Japonicum

    How
to Plant a Tree
    Planting
Techniques for Trees and Shrubs
    Tree
Planting Guide

    Transplanting
Trees & Shrubs in the Landscape

    Tree
Pruning Guide

    How
to Prune Trees

    Treelink.org
    The
National Arbor Day Foundation
    British
Trees

    Canadian
Forests
    Identification
of Conifers
    National
Arborist Association
    SUFA’s
Tree Care Center
    The
Natural History of Trees.

    The
Right Tree Handbook

    USDA
Forest Service
    WWW
Virtual Library: Forestry
    Tree
Care 101
    Trees
and Shrubs

    Database
of Trees

Usage

TREES OF RAPID GROWTH
TREES FREE FROM INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES

TREES FOR THE
SEASHORE

SHADE TREES FOR STREETS

TREES FOR DRY, SANDY SOIL*

TREES WHICH THRIVE IN VERY
WET SOIL

TREES WHICH WILL FORM GOOD
WINDBREAKS

TREES FOR THE SMALL PLACE*

Trees in
moderate lime content, shallow, chalk soils

Planting

Maintenance
and pruning

Pests
and diseases

Trees
decorative throughout the year


Trees with outstanding inflorescences

Some deciduous trees with exceptionally
handsome foliage

Some trees with good autumn color

Trees with
decorative fruits

Trees
with yellow or golden leaves

Trees
with blue (glaucous) and silver foliage

Trees
with white, silver or yellow variegated leaves


Red and purple foliage trees

Trees with early
flower

Evergreen
tree
s

Fastigiate
trees

Weeping trees

 

 

 


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