I've got a question...

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Victor, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I'm going to be planting some trees in my backyard this fall and am wondering if there are any drawbacks to planting the largest specimens I can afford. Money isn't an issue. I'm just wondering if a 2ft tree will establish its root system and usually grow into a more impressive specimen than an 8ft tree would.

    I'm going to be planting smaller trees like a Fat Albert Blue Spruce, Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry, Crimson Queen Japanese Maples, a President Lincoln Lilac Tree and a Seated Dwarf. Any input would be appreciated!
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    They should establish at the same rate, that being said it comes down to what size tree you want. Of course a larger tree has a head start over a smaller one.
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  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it! Larger it is then!
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    You should not plant a tree larger than 1 1/2" to 2"
    A large tree should be 40' away from any other tree or building.
    A medium tree should be 25' away from another tree.
    A small tree should be at least 15' away
    Visit the site below to learn more about planting trees correctly


    Good Luck
  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    That's a great link for those of us who don't know much about trees Norm. Thanks for the good info!

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