Have you just moved to Woodford, VA? Or have you lived here for as long as you can remember? Well, did you know that the name of this place-Woodford- was in use as early as the 1800s? Or did you know that it was named after a general of the American Revolutionary War – William Woodford? A place with such a history is one worth looking more into. You may be intrigued by what you find out. There is always something to celebrate about a place. At the same time though, some historical events might be regrettable.
Similarly, as a homeowner, you want to avoid making decisions about your yard that you might later regret. So if you’re planning a yard makeover in Caroline County, the decisions you make about your trees are important right from the onset.
When it comes to trees, a decision in haste can lead to a lifetime of regret. Many trees grow more beautiful generation after generation. Others have the potential to create decades of trouble, dropping messy fruit or bothersome sticks. So take your time when selecting a tree to plant and choose one that offers the best combination of qualities you will enjoy.
Begin your selection process by asking: Why do I want a tree? For shade? Privacy? Something to look pretty? Or to block the view of the neighbor's less-than-lovely backyard?
A tree's growth rate also may have a bearing on your choice. The slower growers are hardwoods and tend to live longer. If it's important to establish shade or have flowers relatively quickly, choose a fast-growing tree. Read more at Better Homes & Gardens…
When choosing between different types of trees, you want to make your decision based on the characteristics of the specific trees. For example, are they deciduous or evergreen? This is critical, especially if you want a tree that is green all-year-round.
Do you want a complete transformation of your yard within the shortest time? The following options are worth considering, without forgetting the criteria for selection we've discussed.
Amazingly Fast Growing Trees for Your Home
Choose one or more of the quickly growing plants to add color and interest to a corner of the yard or as an ornamental specimen.
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Red maple trees, also known as October Glory, can grow up to twenty-five meters tall and thrive in different types of soil. Their roots may be shallow but can spread in a large area, so we recommend planting red maples where they have ample space to grow.
These fast growing shade trees are common in North America, especially in Southern and central Ontario where the soil is moist. If you want to grow red maples, proper maintenance, and pruning may be necessary to keep their form healthy. Read more at Tips Bulletin…
If you love colors, you can choose from fast-growing trees that have different colors at different seasons of the year. One example is the American Sycamore Tree.
With all your preferences, you need to first do your homework before you get the seedlings. This will keep you from regrets like the ones described below:
- The tree is messy. Most everyone expects to rake up leaves from a deciduous tree, but you might be surprised by fruit, berries, or seed pods that make a huge mess of your yard each year.
- The tree is weak and prone to damage. Some trees are brittle by nature and very susceptible to wind damage or injury from heavy snow and ice. Ash trees, as well as now being susceptible to emerald ash borer, are notoriously brittle and prone to damage.
- The tree is susceptible to pests and diseases. It can come as a great surprise when that disease or pest problem that lurked 1,000 miles away suddenly reaches your region, just as our tree is beginning to look good. Some types of elm, pine, walnut, and ash have all succumbed to epidemics of pests or diseases at various times.
- The species causes allergies. Pollen production from certain trees can make life pretty miserable for sensitive individuals during the spring flowering season. Read more at The Spruce…
If you already made poor tree choices that you now regret, it may be time to consider replacing it with a more suitable one. This will prevent further unpleasant events in the future, and you get to enjoy a tree that offers more benefits than disadvantages.
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