Jul 12 2019

Best Trees to Plant in Atlanta

No doubt, planting specific trees are a convenient, creative way of providing additional shade and defining outdoor spaces. Trees will bring a touch of artistic class to your Atlanta landscape; add monetary value to your property and provide relief from the summer sun.

However, in order to reap all the benefits of tree planting, there should be a concerted effort by the homeowner to plant the trees that will match the environmental and soil conditions of Atlanta, GA.

Though some species like river birch, Bradford pear and maple comes to mind whenever people consider investing on trees in their property but experts have identified their flaws and disadvantages. The shallow roots of maple make it not suitable to be planted in central and southern Georgia. River birch drops tiny limbs while Bradford is prone to splitting.

What are the perfect trees for your Atlanta landscape?

Through an in-depth consideration of different environmental factors and our soil conditions, Sesmas Tree Service in Atlanta recommends the following trees for your lawns in Atlanta.

The oak tree

The oak tree is our first pick probably because of its stability, longevity and beauty. Though there are approximately 600 extant species of the oaks but it is hard for any other tree to beat the oak in terms of spread and performance.

The majestic oak tree is a blessing because they make life so interesting - you can relax under the tree in the summer and collect acorns in fall. They are strong-wooded, tough, and tolerant of cold, drought, and heat. Notable varieties are hybrid red Oaks, Bloodleaf and Lithocarpus. If you have space in your yard, consider planting the oak tree.

White Dogwood

If you want a tree that is vibrant, blooming, colorful with seasonal appeal in your Atlanta landscape, then the White Dogwood will be the perfect choice for you. It is a popular deciduous tree down here that provides an abundance of creamy white flowers in spring. Interestingly, you can combine the magnificent blooms with pink and red varieties.

The Crepe Myrtle

Known by tree planters and gardeners as the pride of the south, the crepe myrtle has scaly-smooth bark and grows up to 8 to 10 feet tall.

With its pink, red, and purple flowers, this tree can be used to improve the aesthetics of your yard.

The Tulip Poplar

Also known as the tulipwood or tulip tree; it is the tallest eastern hardwood and renowned as one of the fastest upright growers. It is perfect for rural or estate homes in Atlanta where the exciting splash of color of the tree can redefine your outdoor spaces or provide additional shade.

It is good to consider trees with roots that can be used to reduce soil erosion and improve landscape sustainability, and all the trees we recommended in this article have such characteristics.

In conclusion, if you need further suggestions about the right tree that is broad enough to channel summer breeze to the desired location, increase rainwater filtration and also beautify your Atlanta landscape, call experts at Sesmas Tree Service.

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