What Kind of Tree Should You Plant?


Article by Hayley Hyer

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What's the No. 1 way to celebrate Earth Day? That's right, planting trees! Whether you want to plant a tree to celebrate the Earth, or you just want to add some beauty to your landscape, here's a guide to picking the right kind of tree for you from evergreens to fruit trees to trees that blossom.

Growing Evergreen Trees in Your Yard

Trees that lose their leaves are beautiful when they change colors in the fall, but it can be a pain to get rid of all of the leaves in your yard. Not to mention the creepy Snow White woods vibe they give in the winter when the tree is just branches. Evergreen trees are a great option because they provide year-round beauty and are pretty easy to maintain. Plus, you can trim some of them into fun shapes if you're feeling creative!

The Best Low-Maintenance Fruit Trees

As a kid, I remember going on vacations to Florida with my family and being amazed by the people who had orange trees right in their own front yards. Tons of oranges just ready to be eaten, growing on your very own tree! It turns out that while it wasn't common for people in my family's neighborhood to grow fruit trees, many people do all around the country.

17 Types of Flowering Trees

Does your yard look a little empty? Would you like to add some color? Flowering trees are fun to grow outside a window because you will have something to look forward to every year. Try planting one of these gorgeous flowering trees.

Your 10-Year Tree Maintenance Plan

Planting a tree in your yard is a long-term commitment. If you plan to stay in your current home through the next 10 years, you will also be caring for that tree throughout that same time! This 10-year care guide will get you started on the right path and help you plan your tree maintenance in advance.

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