Planting trees is one of the best ways to improve your property – both in how it looks and its market value. But deciding which trees to plant can be tricky. And we don’t blame you – with so many species of plants and trees to choose from, finding the right ones for your property can be hard. We’re here to make things a little bit easier for you. To help you narrow down your choices, here’s a list of some of our favourite trees for homes and residential properties.
- Cimmaron Ash – This is a beautiful tree that offers ample shade in summer and bursts with colour during autumn. It can also handle extreme weather conditions fairly well, making it a good “all-rounder” for homeowners.
- Jacaranda – This Australian favourite is popular for a reason: These trees look absolutely beautiful when they’re in full bloom. Jacaranda trees, however, are best for larger and more open properties, since they can get quite big and have far-reaching root systems.
- Eumundi Quandong – Don’t let its tricky name fool you – this upright tree is a great addition to gardens and backyards, especially along fences and property borders. When grouped and planted together, Eumundi Quandong trees can even serve as natural hedges.
- Japanese Maple – These trees are especially lovely when they’re mature and in full bloom during spring, providing a gorgeous splash of colour in your property that will surely get everyone’s attention.
- Golden Ash – With a wide, round crown and beautiful yellow leaves during autumn, the Golden Ash is one of the stunning shade trees that you can have in your property.
- Trumpet Tree – These trees feature colourful flowers that make them attractive additions to any property. There are many species of trumpet trees, but the most common ones here in Australia are those that produce pink and golden flowers.
- Poinciana – The bright orange flowers of the Poinciana make them one of the most attractive and recognisable trees. Keep in mind they can grow up to around 10 metres high, so they’re best planted in more open spaces.
- Tulipwood – Tulipwood trees are popular in gardens and landscaping projects, thanks to their relatively small size and dense foliage. These trees can also thrive in less-than-ideal soil conditions, making them good choices for coastal regions and some urban settings.
- Oak – Oak trees are renowned for being majestic trees that provide plenty of shade when fully grown. Due to their large sizes, they’re best planted in large, open spaces rather than in backyards.
- Weeping Lilly Pilly – These medium-sized shade trees feature lush foliage and white flowers that make them ideal for planting along streets or in large
These are just some of the many trees we love, so feel free to explore other choices that catch your eye.
Tips on How to Choose a Tree
Choosing the right trees can take a lot of work, but you’ll find it easier if you know what to do. Here are our top tips for finding and choosing the right trees for your property:
- Know what you want (and need). Do you want shade trees that provide ample shade during sunny days? Are you looking for decorative trees to make your garden more attractive? Or are you renovating your entire garden or backyard? If you know what you want from your trees, you can narrow down your choices more easily and find the right ones. Make sure you also consider your preferred timeframe, as some trees grow much slower than others (with some taking several years to fully mature).
- Assess your property. Not every tree will grow well on your property, so it’s important to find the right match for your environment. Assess factors like the amount of sunlight and shade that your property gets. You should also evaluate your soil’s condition and suitability for growing the trees you want. And don’t forget to consider the general climate of your location.
- Research your choices. Do plenty of research before committing to planting specific trees in your property. Pay close attention to their optimum growing conditions and the best practices for their care and maintenance. If possible, you should determine the best times of the year to plant them.
- Consult experts. Don’t be afraid to get help from experts and tree specialists if you’re undecided. They can provide good suggestions and set you in the right direction in your search.
Revamping Your Garden or Backyard?
If you’re upgrading your garden or simply replacing old trees with new ones, you’ll need to remove your old trees to make room for replacements. Get a quote for tree removal, stump grinding or mulching services so you can get a better idea of what your project will require.
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