Choosing Trees for Small Landscape Designs

Nearly all garden designs will have some types of trees or tall shrubberies mixed in, simply because using varying heights is important when putting together a well rounded garden or landscape design. Unfortunately, when you are working with a small amount of space, you are a little more limited when it comes to space for these larger plants, meaning that extra creativity is needed in order for you to achieve your objectives. Trees and shrubs can grow to form a variety of different types of mixed hedging, creating unique landscape designs, wind breaks and even privacy screens. Just because your garden space is small, you should not leave out the trees, shrubs and hedges.

When it comes to designing gardens intended for smaller spaces, the choices available for trees will diminish as your amount of available space is reduced. While a small space may be capable of supporting a larger tree species, everything may seem distorted or out of place if you do not plan everything perfectly. One of the most important things that you need to remember is that small trees that you purchase from a local nursery may look great now, but eventually, they are going to grow into their spaces, becoming far too large and cumbersome and possibly even causing damage in the process. There are a variety of different ways that a too-large tree can cause damage to your living space, including that overbearing roots can damage foundations, basements, walls, roofs, sidewalks and even plumbing and electrical.

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Choosing The Best Local Tree Surgeon

Tree Surgeon Leeds Using A chainsaw

Employing a tree surgeon to look after your trees is one of the best ways that you can have to ensure that your trees remain in the best of health and always look their best. Professional tree surgeons will be fully qualified arborists, and not just some guy’s with a chainsaw and some rope, so it is important to do your due diligence and check their qualifications and insurance before you take them on to take care of your trees

The Health and Safety Executive specifies that,

“…clients engaging contractors to undertake tree work need to carefully check they have the necessary skill and competence. Tree work is hazardous; to be done safely it requires properly trained and experienced people… Arboricultural trade associations can supply details of approved contractors and information to help you choose a competent tree work contractor…”

There are five main points to consider when thinking about employing the services of a local tree surgeon so that your trees get well looked after and you don’t spend a fortune on a bad job.

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