Whether for aesthetic reasons or to avoid potential damage from a large root system, choosing the right trees for your property is an important decision. While larger trees are often more desirable in terms of size and lifespan, they can cause serious long-term problems if their roots invade sewers, septic lines, foundations or sidewalks – resulting in big repair costs down the road!
Fortunately, there are many drought tolerant tree options with small and non-invasive root systems that provide both beauty and safety on your property.
Dogwood trees, the state tree of Missouri, are undoubtedly one of the best choices for a beautiful yard with minimal maintenance. Not only do they add stunning beauty to any small space, but their non-invasive root system ensures that they do not interfere with surrounding plants or structures. From their unique flowers to their vibrant colors in the fall, these trees will undoubtedly make a positive impact on any outdoor setting.
If you’re looking for a tree that can provide ample amounts of shade, white oaks are a great option. These trees are known for their impressive size and strength, boasting a short, broad trunk and massive, sturdy limbs. Not only do they offer great shade, but their roots are also impressive, featuring a large taproot that grows deep into the soil and smaller root systems that spread out laterally.
An added bonus? White oak is less susceptible to oak wilt than its red oak counterparts.
If you’re looking for a beautiful tree that won’t take over your entire yard, the crabapple might just be the perfect fit! These trees are great for small spaces, and they’re surprisingly easy to maintain. But that’s not all – unlike most ornamental trees, crabapples actually produce fruit! And not just any fruit – these small, tart apples are perfect for making jams, jellies, and even wine. So not only will you be adding a lovely tree to your yard, you’ll also be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor
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Protecting your home from root damage caused by trees is essential, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By doing your research and selecting the right trees to plant, you can protect your foundation and utilities while adding beauty and value to your property. Native trees and plants of merit are an excellent place to start when considering which trees to add to your landscape. Not only are they well-adapted to your climate and soil conditions, but they also provide important benefits, like shade in the summer, erosion control, and improved air quality.
At Hansen’s Tree Service, we take pride in providing top-of-the-line tree consulting services. Our team of experts has years of experience in the industry, making us equipped to handle any tree-related issues you may have. Whether you’re looking to plant new trees, remove a dangerous one, or simply need some advice on maintenance, we’ve got you covered.