- A tree, or group of trees, must be selected considering –
- Soil and ground composition available
- Drainage and provision of water
- Topography of the land – steep/ flat
- Exposed or sheltered position – in shade or needing wind protection
- Temperature range likely to be seen
- Access routes to desired tree location
- Amount of maintenance desired
- Desired life of tree
- Cost of tree / tree maintenance.
Space available is a key consideration – The preferred location of a tree needs to consider the space for the roots and the branches needed throughout a tree’s life. Some trees have roots which are attracted to water supplies and sewage pipes ( esp. Willow trees). It is therefore important to be aware of both short and longer term considerations when locating a tree.
It is normal to consider: proximity of buildings, impact on neighbouring properties and facilities, location of utilities especially water pipes, overhead power and telephone lines.
All these factors are likely to impact what tree types and varieties can be recommended to meet a particular need and location. Arborist-Direct Aberdeen can provide tree specialists or Arborists to visit the location, assess the situation and advise on preferred tree types.
There are endless varieties of trees which can be selected to enhance gardens and the landscape of Aberdeenshire. Some of the more easily recognized trees are:-
Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch, Black-thorn, Elm, Hawthorn, Holly, Lime/Linden, Maple, Oak, Poplar, Rowan /Mountain-Ash, Sycamore, Cypress, Leylandii, Pine, Spruce, Willow, Yew, Apple, Cherry, Pear, Plum and many others. All have their recognised advantages and disadvantages as garden or parkland trees.