At Strobert Tree Services, we understand the importance of planting trees and shrubs. When you make the decision to plant a tree in your landscape, it is important to take into consideration the drainage, sun exposure and surrounding plantings.
Strobert offers tree planting services, and here are a few that we recommend for our local ecosystem:
The green giant arborvitae can be appealing not only as a single specimen tree, but also work well as a natural privacy screen for your home.
Weeping willows are a great specimen to be used as a focal point in your landscape. They can grow 30 to 50 feet tall, and turn a brilliant golden color in the fall.
It is important to keep in mind that willows seek out water, so we do not recommend putting them near water lines, pools or septic systems.
From bright red in the spring, to a rich red-purple for summer and finishing the season out with a vibrant crimson, Japanese maples provide wonderful year-round interest. This small-sized deciduous tree makes an excellent selection for nearly any landscape! Commonly growing 15 to 20 feet in height with an equal amount of spread, these trees do well in full to partial sun.
Japanese maples are not typically susceptible to insects or disease, but can easily break during high winds. They benefit greatly from regular pruning and annual fertilization visits.
Native to our area, the white oak is a beautiful, wide-spreading tree with a thick trunk. It is deciduous, and its leaves turn from red to a classic wine color in the fall. It is drought-tolerant and will do well in a variety of soil types, including clay.
White oaks produce rich brown acorns that fall in early October and can attract wildlife such as birds and squirrels. Due to its large size (60 to100 feet tall) be sure not to plant near paved areas or too close to your home. The white oak makes an outstanding shade tree, with an exceptionally long lifespan.