Tips on Planting Trees in the Right Places

Tips on Planting Trees in the Right Places

Trees are great to have in the neighbourhood. They aid in promoting the well-being of the people in the area by providing a balance between buildings and the natural ecosystem. Trees provide many benefits including improving soil stability and preventing floods as their big roots take on the heavy runoff.

It would be good to encourage tree planting in the neighbourhood. But before you proceed and plant trees in the area, think of the areas where the trees will be appropriately placed.

Stay Away from Electrical Lines

There have been many instances where people contact tree services to have certain trees removed. This can be quite disheartening, especially if the tree to be taken down is already fully grown, meaning, it could be very useful as a tree and not as a stump.

One of the primary problem areas are near power lines. When planting a new tree, make sure that the area is far enough from power lines. Imagine the tree fully grown and see if the branches would possibly reach the power lines.

It can be very hazardous for residents in the area if a tree is planted somewhere near electrical cables. There is the possibility of its branches being hit by lightning and hitting the cables. There is also the possibility of electrocution and even death.

Protect Properties

In planting trees, always picture the tree as fully grown. As seedlings, they seem helpless but when fully grown they can be potentially dangerous to keep if they are planted near a property. If they are planted too near a property, there is a chance for it to be damaged during a strong storm and consequentially damage the adjacent property as well.

Where to Plant

As long as you are not placing the trees in dangerous areas, they can grow to be an essential part of the neighbourhood. Planting trees on streets are very good as they can provide shade for pedestrians. Be careful about the big roots cracking and damaging the concrete roads, however. There are techniques that can be used to prevent the roots from damaging roads and pathways. You can also use trees with less aggressive roots when planting near roads.

Seek Help from a Professional

If you love trees but you do not know much about properly taking care of them, it would be best to seek the help of a professional tree specialist like Performance Arboriculture. As an arboriculturist, Performance Arboriculture possesses the knowledge and expertise in taking care of trees.

In some cases, they are called to remove problem trees that are deemed dangerous for the people in the area. To learn more about the company services, please call 1300 885 755.