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The Best Trees to Add to Your Landscape

With summer just around the corner, you may be looking to update your yard landscape? Adding trees can provide beauty, shade, fruits, flowers, and privacy. Not to mention, trees are always a good investment. Depending on what you are looking to accomplish and the level of maintenance you’re willing to put in, here are a few helpful tips and trees you may be interested in adding to your yard this year. Keep in mind, since different trees thrive in different climates, you should make your selection based on the area in which you live.

Best Small Trees for a Yard

If you want to add some beauty and interest to your front yard, opt for one known for its flowers and fruits. These species are for their spring blossoms and beautiful foliage in the fall. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Serviceberry
  • Crabapple
  • Chinese dogwood
  • Japanese maple
  • Weeping cherry

Best Trees for a Shady Yard

Looking for a little shade for the house or do you envision sitting under a large shady tree in your front yard? If so, it’s best to choose one that will mature into a tall, luscious tree with a large canopy. Although shade trees take years to fill in and require regular pruning to maintain a healthy shape and size, below are some of our top picks for the best shade:

  • Oak tree
  • Larger Maples
  • Golden Rain tree

Best Trees for Yard Privacy

The ideal way to achieve a natural privacy screen is with compact conifers. Some of the best options for this purpose include:

  • Arborvitae
  • Spruce
  • Pine

For expert help deciding which trees to plant in your front yard or if you’re looking for a fresh look for your yard, HTA Companies is here to help. Whether you’re needing help with design, irrigation, landscaping or care for your site, you’ll want to have an HTA Pro visit with you Schedule a free consultation today.