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What are tips for buying mature trees?

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Mature trees add privacy and value to the property more than simple landscaping and flower gardens. But careful planning is necessary to successfully bring mature trees into a property and assure their survival.

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Carefully study the property to assess the right place to plant mature trees. Trees planted under utility lines are problematic and require constant trimming. In this case, short flowering trees are suitable choices.

Consider light and wind direction. Deciduous trees provide shade during the summer but don't block warming winter light with trees. Also, a barrier of evergreen windbreak trees protects the house from cold winds.

The trees' purposes and planting site limitations are critical factors in buying mature trees. There are trees specific for particular purposes, such as aesthetic value, privacy and shade. They can also be used as windbreakers or as street trees.

The hardiness zone, the height and spread of the tree, sun exposure and soil conditions determine which mature trees will thrive in the property. Location, weather and sun exposure directly affect the growth and health of trees. Choose the right mature tree for a particular purpose, and choose trees equipped to survive in the area.

Test the soil before making any purchases. Buy mature trees equipped to grow in the type of soil found in the property.

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