While it hardly seems so at the moment, spring is coming. And the warmer weather is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape work for the coming year, especially if you’d like to plant new trees or make sure that your current trees are healthy.
When considering what trees to plant, it’s important to look into native, non-invasive trees. This will ensure that the trees you plant won’t harm other plants in the area, as well as make sure that the tree can handle the weather conditions that the Chicagoland area offers throughout the year.
The White Oak is not only native to Illinois, but it’s the state tree. The majestic oak can grow to 100 feet and have broad branches. White oaks are present in all counties in Illinois, so they can grow in a variety of soils, but it likes well-drained slopes and terraces. If you’re consider planing this tree, be sure to plant the sapling in full sun to ensure that it thrives.
American Yellowwood is a popular tree in Illinois. It’s a medium sized tree with a small trunk, so it’s great to plant in small, sunny areas. It provides good shade, and should last over 50 years.
The Crabapple is a small, urban tree that has many different species to choose from. It enjoys moist soil and full sun, but can tolerate various conditions. The tree typically blooms in spring with beautiful pink or white flowers.
Our certified arborists love assisting our customers in finding the perfect tree that will thrive in your space. Call us today to see what tree we would recommend for your spring tree planting ideas.