Choose the Right Place

right

Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right place to plant trees around your home:

1. Where is there the most sun exposure?

Consider an un-shaded air-conditioning unit, un-shaded concrete/asphalt surfaces, and east, west and south-facing walls, doors and windows of your home. The sun shines most intensely here during the hot summer.

2. Where else should I consider placing trees?

Consider your desired privacy needs, whether you’ll be planting trees for food production, and whether your property needs wind breaks.

3. How much room do I have?

It is important to plant trees at least 10 to 15 feet from the foundation of the house and at least 5 feet from surface structures such as patios, driveways or sidewalks.

4. Where are utilities located?

Look for overhead and underground utilities.

Christians-tree-line

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: