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How to Choose the Right Tree for Your Region

Making the right tree selection for your region can be a daunting task. Thankfully, Pleasantrees is here to help. Whether you are in the north, south, east, or west, there are certain trees that are ideal for the climates and soils in each area.

When selecting a tree, take into consideration the size and shape of the tree at maturity. Planting a tree too close to the home or other structures can be a costly mistake. Make sure the mature size of the tree will not conflict with overhead wires or other obstructions. In addition, be sure to check the soil type in your chosen location. You may want to consider the types of trees that do well in your soil type.

For those living in the northern regions of the US, consider selecting evergreen varieties like pine and spruce trees. They are hardy in cold climates and can withstand snow and ice. Maple and ash trees are also good selections in northern climates.

In the southern region, trees such as magnolia, oaks, and pines are ideal because they are heat and drought-resistant. Other trees like cypress and green ash are also good selections.

In the eastern regions, white oaks, tulip trees, and maple trees are some of the best choices. These types of trees are strong and offer a lot of shade.

Finally, in the western states, select trees that are drought tolerant including the California buckeye, willow, and cottonwood.

No matter where you live, make sure to select a tree that fits your needs and the environment. Also, follow the proper guidelines for planting and care of the tree. To learn more about selecting trees for your region, contact your local Pleasantrees representative. Arbor Day Foundation’s tips for choosing the correct tree for your location