Things to Consider When Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

Choosing a tree is a big decision. Not as big as deciding to have children or not, but similar in the fact that once planted, it can’t be removed. There are many things to consider when looking to add a beloved member to your yard. In this blog post by American Redwood, the best professional tree service company in Georgia, we’ll offer up tips on how to choose a tree for your home or business. Contact us today for all your tree needs!


  • Purpose. When deciding on the perfect tree for your yard, American Redwood recommends that you consider it’s purpose. Are you looking for a shade tree? Are you looking for a more decorative tree that has beautiful flowers in the spring? Are you looking for a tree that would serve its own purpose, such as be a wind breaker for your home? Or, even better, do you want a worker tree, meaning a tree that produces fruit for your consumption? The beauty of trees is there is so much variety that it may be hard to narrow your choices down. You do this though partly through narrowing its purpose in your mind.
  • Easy or hard to maintain. This basically comes down to the choice of do you want a tree that is a deciduous tree or an evergreen tree. Deciduous trees are beautiful to behold in both the spring and the fall, as their leaves grow in and then turn beautiful colors. However, a colored leaf is a dead leaf, which eventually falls to your yard for you to rake up. If you have kids, this is not such a big deal because it can provide hours of entertainment (not to mention free labor) as they rake up huge piles of leaves to jump in. If you don’t have kids, deciduous trees can be a lot of work, in which case an evergreen tree would be more your cup of tea.
  • Size. This will be a big consideration (pun intended) as you consider the perfect tree for your yard. American Redwood  advises that you start with your yard first. Survey your yard and see how big it is and how a tree would look in the space you are thinking of. If you have overhead power lines, this will be a factor as well in the tree’s ultimate height. Big trees are certainly things of beauty; however, smaller trees are equally as cute and can complement the rest of your landscaping nicely.
  • Soil and environmental conditions. The last consideration American Redwood recommends you consider is the area of the United States in which you live and the soil conditions there, as well as the rainfall. Some trees thrive with lots of moisture. Others like dryer conditions. Likewise, some types of trees like more acidic soil than other types. We recommend you research your local environment to determine which types of trees will most likely thrive there.


American Redwood in Georgia is in the tree business. We specialize in tree trimming, tree pruning, tree removal, and stump removal services. Furthermore, we are a 24-hour emergency tree removal service, helping you with fallen trees on or near your home if a major storm hits.

American Redwood loves trees, and we love taking care of trees. We are experts on the types of trees you’ll find in the Chicago area, and we can offer up advice on your existing trees, as well as on trees you are thinking of planting. Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do. Contact us today for all your tree needs!


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