Picking the right tree for your yard can be a tough decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking your time to research native trees for you area, determining where you want to plant your tree and learining how to properly plant will ensure many years of enjoyment.
There are some important things to remember when picking a tree.
1. How big will the tree get?
2. Will there be enough sun or shade for the species?
3. Is this species suitable to grow in your planting zone?
The answer to all of these questions can be answered by planting native.
You can easily find what plants are native to your region with a quick search on your state’s website. A native tree is accustomed to the conditions of not only your weather, but also your soil, which means this type of tree will require less maintenance over the years. For my yard I have chosen a Blue Beech tree, which is native to Cape Cod, MA.
This tree cost $100 from my local nursery. Along with the tree, I bought three bags of planting mix bringing my total cost to $115. The planting mix will amend the sandy soil and offer the tree some much needed nutrients as it starts to grow in its new home.