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Choosing the best trees

Which tree is right for you?
When it comes to choosing tree species, there are dozens of decisions to make.
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When it comes to choosing the best trees for your home, there are dozens of decisions to make: size, shape, type of foliage, and color — just to name a few.

Choosing the best treesFortunately, the professionals at your local tree nursery or garden center can help.

The nursery staff might ask these questions:

  • Why is the tree being planted?
  • How large do you want the tree to be at full maturity?
  • What shape do you want?
  • What are the sun and soil conditions in the planting area?
  • How large is your home?
  • Do you mind cleaning up seeds, blossoms or fruit?

After you've narrowed down your choices, it's time to pick out the actual tree. Look for one with a straight trunk and strong, symmetrical branches.

Check for signs of diseases or insects, and read the tag carefully to make sure you have the correct variety.

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