This fall, you can do something that will give you return on your investment for your home, community and wallet—plant a tree! Planting a tree is one of the best financial rewards homeowners can make for their properties. What better time to plant a tree than now, during the fall season?
Identifying the right tree for the right place is essential to maximizing your trees’ lifespan and economic rewards. Read below for tips that will help you determine where and when you should plant.
3 Tips for Fall Planting Success:
1. Identify the right tree: Is shade, quick growth, color or fragrance most important to you? Deciding the most important qualities, soil type and diversity are all important factors when it comes to planting.
|Did you know? Planting a tree is one of the best financial rewards homeowners can make for their properties.|
2. Identify the right location: Ensure the tree is planted away from hazards, assess how much sunlight the site receives and control competing vegetation and weeds. Remember that planting a tree on the west side of a building is the best for cooling and energy savings.
3. Identify the proper planting methods: Typically, trees respond best when they are planted in the fall, right before the winter dormant season. Be sure to water adequately and mulch to conserve water and nutrients throughout the winter.
We offer the tree benefit calculator to gauge the benefits of your trees. Plug in a zip code and tree species and this tool provides the annual dollar value for electricity savings, carbon reduction, stormwater absorption and air quality improvements.
Need assistance with tree planting? We are here to help you plant this fall! Contact your local, professionally trained Davey arborist for tree planting advice and assistance.