How to decide whether to buy a woody tree or a shrub?
If you’re looking for a tree for a backyard, this article may be of interest.
Woody tree buying is an expensive hobby, so choosing a tree that you’ll be able to harvest, grow, and sell is key.
Here are the basic rules: You can’t use trees that are too tall.
You cannot use trees with a canopy that is too tall or too thin.
A tree should be able not to obstruct views from the street, or to create a wind path.
The trees should be at least 6 feet (1.8m) tall.
A tree that’s too tall should be kept at least 10 feet (3m) away from any other trees.
If a tree’s canopy is too thick, it won’t support your plants.
This is the same rule that applies to shrubs.
You can’t stand a tree taller than 8 feet (2.2m) above the ground.
You can only harvest trees in the same location.
An ideal location would be near a parking lot or on a street corner.
Tree density can be influenced by the weather.
If the trees are planted in the spring, you can expect a lot of growth.
If they’re planted in winter, you may see fewer trees.
If you choose a tree you like, you’ll want to harvest it in a safe place.
Avoid tree-damaging devices.
It’s okay to pick up a tree in the middle of a street.
Don’t touch the tree.
Take a picture of your tree.
This could be a tree hanging on a pole, a tree sitting on a curb, or even a tree standing on a piece of wood.
You should make a note of the location of the tree, so you can keep track of it.
Some experts suggest using a GPS unit to locate the tree to your heart’s content.
To make a tree stand out, trim away all the branches and leaves.
Find out more about the health of your trees.
Woody trees can be extremely expensive to grow and harvest.
In many cases, the best way to buy an inexpensive tree is to look for one that is in your backyard.
Follow the rules above and you should be well on your way to saving money on your next backyard project.