The decision about what type of tree to plant is an important one. Most trees will outlive the people who plant them, and trees can require a steady investment of time and expense over their lifespan.
When choosing a tree, several essential steps will help you select the proper tree. Considering site conditions and constraints, the appropriate maintenance needs for the tree, and your overall expectations for the tree will help you make the right choice. Taking these steps will help focus your search to a list of candidate trees that will grow successfully on your property and meet your needs.