Summer is here – and that means it’s time to plant new trees. Trees are an integral part of our ecosystem and are essential to all forms of life on earth. They are also a beautiful and functional addition to your landscape, able to provide privacy while elevating the aesthetics of your property.
In this blog, we share five types of trees that would make a great addition to your yard this summer.
A disease-resistant, medium-sized tree, the Frontier Elm is a good choice for residential and urban landscapes. Most landscapes produce yellow foliage in the fall, but the frontier elm will impress with leaves that turn shades of red and purple. The mature tree will be 30 to 40 feet tall and will provide a nice shady spot in your yard.
If you’re looking to attract wildlife to your yard, the Apple Serviceberry variety is an excellent choice. It has fragrant white flowers in the spring that will add a touch of beauty, and the blueberry-like fruits will also attract birds to your yard. You can also use those fruits to make jams and jellies! In the fall, the tree’s foliage will turn orange and red, adding a bright splash of color to your yard. At its mature height, an Apple Serviceberry tree will be anywhere from 15 to 25 feet tall.
For a larger yard or property, the River Birch tree can be a good option. At maturity, it can be as tall as 70 feet and have a spread of 60 feet. It stands up well to wet conditions, as well as some levels of drought, and of the birches it is the most resistant to borers. The River Birch is also an attractive tree, with its bark providing an interesting array of brown, orange and purple shades as it curls off the tree.
Gala Apple Tree
A Gala Apple tree is an excellent choice for people who would like to grow apples in their own yard, but don’t have an expansive property. A semi-dwarf variety, the gala apple tree only grows to 15 feet tall at maturity. It’s also self-fertile, meaning that you don’t need to have more than one apple tree in your yard for the tree to successfully produce fruit. In addition to the delicious fruit you’ll get, a Gala Apple tree will also add beauty to your yard with the light pink and white flowers that bloom on it in the spring.
Frequently found in urban areas due to its ability to withstand conditions like heat, pollution and confined spaces, Ginkgo Biloba is a hardy tree with a distinct appearance. Its leaves are fan-shaped, and in the fall provide a bright accent in the landscape as they turn yellow. At maturity, the trees may be anywhere from 25 to 50 feet tall.
If you’d like to work with a team of professionals to select and plant trees in your yard, please get in touch with AC Yard services at (207) 712-5554. We’re here to help you make sure your yard looks its best all year-round!