Choose the Right Place


Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right place to plant trees around your home:

1. Where is there the most sun exposure?

Consider an un-shaded air-conditioning unit, un-shaded concrete/asphalt surfaces, and east, west and south-facing walls, doors and windows of your home. The sun shines most intensely here during the hot summer.

2. Where else should I consider placing trees?

Consider your desired privacy needs, whether you’ll be planting trees for food production, and whether your property needs wind breaks.

3. How much room do I have?

It is important to plant trees at least 10 to 15 feet from the foundation of the house and at least 5 feet from surface structures such as patios, driveways or sidewalks.

4. Where are utilities located?

Look for overhead and underground utilities.


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