If you’re looking to spruce up (pun intended) your Cleveland Heights home with some new trees, the process can be overwhelming. With so many great options to choose from, how do you start? Growing trees in your yard can often be a lifelong commitment and something that gets passed along to the next homeowner. Cleveland Heights tree service company VanCuren Tree Service offers free estimates and can help you begin and along your tree-owning journey.
Different trees are suitable for different sized spaces, soil types, and purposes. While it’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of a tree, it may not be the best for your yard. Planting native trees is always a good idea because your yard will likely be able to accommodate and support these trees with little problems. These trees will thrive in your Cleveland Heights yard and will also help to sustain local wildlife.
The first step in adding new trees to your yard is determining the purpose for doing so. Ask yourself, why do you want to add a tree to your yard? Do you want to add shade? Are you interested in having flowers or the beauty of fall foliage? Is it to provide privacy from neighbors and passersby? Perhaps you want to enjoy fresh fruit in the summer or watch local wildlife from the comfort of your porch. Determining which trees fit your purpose will rule out those that may not provide the things you want.
The next step is determining any restrictions you might have. A small yard would not be a suitable place to plant a tree that grows to be 80 feet tall. How much space do you have? Also make sure to note where any underground pipes and overhead power lines are. Consider, how can this tree impact my neighbors? A tree that fits well in your yard has the power to increase property value.
Once your constraints are determined, next consider environmental factors. Check the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zones to determine what trees are able to survive the winter. Northeast Ohio trees fall in zones 5 and 6. Understand how much heat your trees can tolerate as well, and how much rain it would need.
Another factor is soil type. Soil with lots of clay will be better for trees that are different than those which might thrive in rocky soil, moist soil, or sandy soil. It is important to know which one your tree will grow best in. However, it is possible to modify the soil type by building mounds or adding chemicals to the soil.
It’s important to remember that trees which require less maintenance will be better and easier to take care of. This means trees that won’t need pruned often or as much root care. Native trees are the best way to go because they will grow easier in Cleveland Heights and not require nearly as much maintenance.
Also consider the kind of mess or hazards a tree might bring with it. Does it have nuts that might fall and cause damage? What about messy fruit that could stain a porch or patio? Some trees produce large amounts of sap or pollen and that is important to consider as well.
Another factor to consider is the aesthetics of the tree. What do you prefer? A tree with flowers, trees that grow in certain shapes? The leaf color? Do the leaves change colors in the fall? Other factors include the growth rate, invasive roots, invasive species, the amount of sun needed for growth, how fragile they are in snow or strong storms. Considering these factors and ruling out those that do not match your preferences can help you find the perfect trees to plant in your yard.
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Trees can be an amazing addition to your Cleveland Heights home and reaching out to Cleveland Heights tree trimming company Vancuren Tree Service can help make that possible, easy and manageable. With all of the benefits trees provide, Vancuren can help make your property beautiful and valuable.
- Vic DiGeronimo, Jr.( Independence Excavating, Inc. Commercial Tree Removal (May 2017) )
VanCuren Services has been our “go-to” clearing contractor since 2009, tackling both residential and commercial projects across Northeast Ohio. Most notable project include ODOT Innerbelt Bridge, Cleveland Medical Mart and the NEORSD Superior Stones project. Dave and his crews are experienced professionals and perform each project with safety as a top priority. I can recommend them with confidence.
- Meghan( Gates Mills, Ohio Tree Removal May 2017 )
The precision in which VanCuren took down the dead trees around our home was amazing! The only way we knew VanCuren was there is that the dead trees were gone!
- Matt( Gates Mills, Ohio Land Clearing May 2017 )
The attention to detail in clearing our property in preparation of building our new home was impeccable!
- Lurlie( Independence, Ohio Tree Trimming and removal May 2017 )
I had a lot of tree trimming done and removals and I barely noticed the crew was at our house. They did their work quickly without interfering and cleaned up very nicely.
- Paul( Bainbridge, Ohio Tree Removal April 2017 )
VanCuren came to my house after I left for work and when I came home, all of tree removals and trimming were completed and the yard perfectly cleaned up. Very professional company.