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Trees are important in every landscape -- big or small, urban or rural, cottage or contemporary. But because trees live a lifetime or more (and often cost so much), they can be intimidating to choose and maintain. We have advice on selecting the best trees for your landscape and caring for them once they're planted. Nearly every yard has room for small trees, and they add character to the landscape. Choose from some of these varieties as a starting point. Other good garden choices include elegant, beautiful Japanese maples, which have become a hit with gardeners in the past few years; conifers; and flowering trees. Review the choices to find one that meets your landscape needs. The first year is often the most critical in a tree's life; learn essential steps to protect your new trees, particularly in winter. Once your trees are off to a good start, continue to promote their health: We have the advice you need. In addition to offering shade and structure, trees can do unique things. For example, a row of small espaliered trees can be trained into decorative patterns and serve as a living fence; we teach you how.

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

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The Best Conifers for Your Yard

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How to Build a Living Fence

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Japanese Maple Trees for Your Yard

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Selecting Trees for Your Yard

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How to Make a Spiral Shrub

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Serviceberry

Serviceberry is rare in that it offers interest in every season. It kicks off...

Our Favorite Small Trees

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Trees for Small Spaces

Small-space gardening can be a challenge when it comes to trees. We show you...

Dogwood

The lovely, butterflylike blooms of dogwoods herald the beginning of spring,...

Crabapple

Crabapple's clustered pom-pom flowers light up the spring, but the trees...

Best Crabapples for Your Yard

Crabapple trees are famous for their colorful, fragrant springtime blooms. Use...

An Evergreen for Every Purpose

Evergreens are year-round stars in the plant world because they outperform...

Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

Add an explosion of fiery hues to your yard this fall with these trees and...

Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Flowering trees and shrubs are some of the best signs of spring, with their...

Boost Your Privacy with Fast-Growing Trees

Lots of gardeners want fast-growing trees for privacy, especially when a tree...

Selecting Trees by Shape

Selecting Trees by Shape

Palm Tree Care Guide

Pick the perfect palm tree for your yard and use our guide to ensure success...

Buying a Christmas Tree to Plant

So you've decided to buy a tree that you can plant after the holidays. Follow...

New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

Add beauty and value to your landscape with these brand-new varieties of trees...

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas tree! The lovely Christmas trees that have graced our homes and...

Fishtail palm

Fishtail palm is known for its large, doubly compound leaves, which can measur...

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