Tree Selection Tips
We know that planting a tree is a big deal. This is a very important decision and significant investment. When you deal with LaSalle Landscape Supply, we will spend the personal and necessary time with you to ensure that you select a tree variety, shape and size appropriate to your particular circumstances.
Until you visit our location, consider some the following points to help us help you:
Why is the tree being planted? Is it to provide shade or privacy? It is to be a unique addition to your landscape?
Location and size
Where are you planning on putting your new tree? What size would work best in the preferred location? Measure the space both length and width.
Bring in a basic sketch.
Note the direction of the sun from dawn to dusk. Is there a predominate wind direction? Is the area more sun or shade or both?
Do you know what kind of soil you have? What about drainage or standing water?
Form and shape
Basic shapes are pyramidal, full crown, vase, fountain, spreading, layered, columnar and weeping. Are you aware of the mature shape of the tree you might like?
Does the tree need to be tolerant of special conditions like winter salt, street pollution or slope challenges? Are critters involved?
Do you have a color in mind? Unique or unusual items to make your property different? Are you going to add flower beds or other future permanent elements to your property?
When choosing a tree, it is useful to think to the future when the tree reaches full maturity. You would not want to install a tree that may become overwhelming and then be faced with having to move it…or worse!