Trees

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.

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