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How close to a house can I plant a tree? Chances are, you’re asking that question because you’ve fallen in love with a tree and you want it close, but not too close, to a window in your home. Here’s what the experts have to say about planting a tree near a house.
Safe distance from the house
Trees add meaning to our lives as they connect us to the natural world and it’s tempting to plant a tree close to your home so that you can appreciate it from inside the house. Unfortunately, trees that grow too close to a structure can cause (1) foundation damage, (2) roof decay, and (3) plumbing problems.
So, how close can you put a tree near your house? Experts suggest that a safe planting distance depends on the expected adult size of the tree. A safe rule of thumb is
Choose the right type of tree
Along with planting a tree at a safe distance from your house, it’s essential that you choose the right kind of tree. Don’t pick a tree that drops a lot of needles, for example. Instead, arborists recommend small, ornamental trees as excellent examples of the type of trees that work well next to a house.
Popular tree choices in the Buffalo area that won’t cause problems as they grow up include
We suggest that you visit a local garden center when you’re deciding on the perfect tree for your yard. The tree specialists at a garden center are familiar with the pros and cons of all types of trees that grow well in the Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan area.
It’s also worth a call to your local tree care company for help in picking an appropriate tree as well as the best spot for the tree in your yard. Even more, most tree care companies have a certified arborist on staff to offer expert advice on all aspects of tree selection and maintenance.
Lastly, the trees that share your outdoor spaces enrich your life by making your house feel like home. If you have the privilege of planting a tree on your property make sure that you choose one that meets your needs because if well-cared for, the tree should last for many years.
Buffalo Stump Removal doesn’t work on things like tree selection and placement, but we’re always available for help with stump removal. Contact us today, and we’ll show you effective and affordable stump removal strategies.
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