Landscape Design

Trees serve many purposes in a landscape or garden. They can be used as barriers to block line of sight, they can help absorb road noise, they can provide needed shade in a sunny spot, or they can simply add interest to your garden. When considering what tree to plan, you’ll want to consider their foliage, blooms or fruits, and if they are deciduous or evergreen. Trees are powerful pillars in any garden.

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Benefits of Planting Trees

Here are several reasons why trees are invaluable assets to your landscape:

  • Added Height: Creating dimension in a garden means you’ll need to have varying heights. Shrubs and plants can only grow so tall – trees can provide the vertical interest you need.
  • Ecosystem Support: Trees foster biodiversity by providing food, shelter, and nesting sites for birds, insects, and other wildlife, enhancing the health and resilience of ecosystems.
  • Soil Conservation: The extensive root systems of trees help prevent soil erosion, stabilize slopes, and improve soil structure, protecting valuable topsoil and water quality.
  • Shade: Trees with full canopies like oaks and maples can provide natural shade in a sunny spot. Which can be very useful in the heat of an Arkansas summer. 

Choosing the Right Tree for Your Landscape

Selecting the perfect tree for your landscape requires consideration of several factors. Here’s what you’ll want to keep in mind:

  1. Purpose and Function: Determine the primary purpose of the tree in your landscape, whether it's providing shade, screening, ornamental value, or fruit production. Select species that align with your aesthetic preferences and functional needs.
  2. Size and Space: Take into account the mature size of the tree and ensure it has ample space to thrive without encroaching on buildings, power lines, or other structures. Consider factors such as canopy spread and root space when planning placement.
  3. Maintenance Requirements: Consider the level of maintenance required to care for the tree, including watering, pruning, and pest control. Some trees are much easier than others to care for. 
  4. Year-Round Aesthetics: Unless it’s an evergreen, your tree will change with the seasons. Decide if you have any preferences on the fall leaf color, spring blooms (if any), and / or fruit. 

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