Different types of Landscaping Trees

Published: 21st January 2010
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One of my favorite elements of any landscaping design are the trees. They are so majestic, and you can find so many different types of trees to choose from. Each offers their own special places in a design. You may select a tree for its colorful flowers. Perhaps you love weeping trees. Perhaps the tree has beautiful leaves. And then, of course, there are those that offer stunning fall color. Their size produces a sense of scale while unique features, like flowers, make these very striking. You will find three main groups of trees; shade trees, evergreen trees, and ornamental trees.

Evergreen trees have great features and uses in the landscape. They stay green all year, as their name suggests. When winter arrives, it's nice to have them in the landscape. And snow on the branches produces a lovely scene. They form among the best backgrounds for other plants making flowers, textures, berries and leaves of ornamental trees and shrubs to jump out. Imagine a mass of Red Twig Dogwood, with their winter time red stems, in front of the dark green trees. They can be used as a screening along a property border to obstruct a view or produce privacy. When using them for screening, a staggered line is a lot more fascinating than a straight line. It is possible to plant evergreen trees a lot closer than their mature size might allow for; as they mature, they are going to fit the space. I often space these 10' to 15' apart. Evergreen trees may also be placed in the landscape as a focal point. The place could be in the backyard to help offer a backdrop and frame the house. A small evergreen tree will often look good positioned as a focal point at the corners of the house.

Unless you have a very small lot, Shade trees are an extremely important part of most any type of landscaping plan in our area. They provide interest and help to break up large open spaces, they provide shade from the sun, and add maturity and fall color to your yard. They can be used as a specimen in the lawn. Shade Trees are also great to put close to a patio, terrace, deck, or anywhere to provide relief from the sun. They also produce an interesting contrast between light and dark in the yard. Among my favorite locations to use shade trees is alongside a long driveway; nothing adds interest and composition to a long driveway like a stately row of Maple Trees or Aristocrat Pear Trees.

I consider ornamental trees to either be flowering trees or to have some other special feature, like intriguing bark. Additionally, these trees tend to be smaller than shade trees. There are so many wonderful purposes for ornamental trees. These landscape trees may be used at house corners or close to the front door. It is very welcoming to approach the front entrance and walk near a beautiful tree. Ornamental trees work extremely well as the entrance of a driveway or as a interesting accent to a flower bed. When creating plantings for privacy, they may be used in front of evergreen trees as a focal point. Multi stemmed ornamental trees can be used for privacy by themselves. These trees have numerous stems or trunks emerging from the ground, rather than a single trunk. Ornamental trees are lovely near a patio or close to a water feature. Birch trees are another tree that is likely to look great alongside a water feature.

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