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What type of tree should I buy?

A: Tree selection is one of the most important investment decisions for a homeowner. First, examine the location conditions of where you want your tree to be planted. Take the following into consideration before selecting the tree species you want:

  • Amount of space
  • Clearance from overhead and underground utilities
  • Weather conditions
  • Tree functions you desire
  • Exposure to sun and wind
  • The quality

Then, utilize the information you have gathered and select the tree species that works best with the conditions. For assistance, contact your local ISA Certified Arborist, tree care professional, or garden center to plant the right tree in the right place.

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Tree Selection Brochure

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