Products – Trees & Shrubs
- Trees & Shrubs Home
- Plant Descriptions
- Plant Several Trees in One Hole
- General Planting Instructions
- Link to Other Plant Pictures
- Monetary Value of Trees and Shrubs
- Diagnosing Plant Problems
|Trees & Shrubs|
|Trees and shrubs are a long term investment. Be sure to choose the best variety for the location you want them to grow.Trees have their own growth habits and characteristics. Learn as much about them before you plant them, so you don’t have unwanted problems ten or twenty years later..
Don’t plant a Sycamore Tree under a telephone wire, or next to a sidewalk. Choose varieties of trees that stay small enough for those special conditions.Plant the big trees where you want a huge shade tree for the grand kids to swing in. Plant the medium size trees in most home yards where space is limited. Plant the smaller varieties in special, or confined areas.
Do not try to control the ultimate size and shape of your trees simply by pruning. The best way to control the size and shape of your trees is by planting the varieties whose ultimate size and shape meet the specifications you need. Then let Mother Nature take care of controlling your trees for you. Just prune your trees to help correct the minor mistakes Mother Nature makes.
|Trees are a very important part of every landscape|
|They provide shade from strong sunshine, barriers against wind, play structures for children, and much more: blossoms in the spring, fruit in the summer, color in the fall, and shade all year. Trees reduce pollution and are effective smog and dust fighters.We breathe 35 pounds of oxygen each day. All of this oxygen comes from trees and other green plants. Trees serve as homes for birds, insects and other wildlife.
Many trees attract a variety of birds and insects that prey on each other, helping to balance our ecosystem. Trees are natural air conditioners. The evaporation from a single tree can produce a cooling effect equal to a ten-room size air conditioner operating twenty hours a day. Tree roots hold soil in place to prevent erosion from water and wind. Trees give us a constant supply of products: paper, syrup, adhesives, color crayons, and mulches, just to name a few.
Shrubs Close on the heels of trees, are shrubs. The value of shrubs is directly proportional to their longevity and attractiveness. Using long living shrubs like yews, laurels, spirea, and viburnums provide the best enhancements in the yard. With more than 500 diferent varieties of shrubs to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect ones to plant in your yard.
As with trees, shrubbery provides benefits beyond just visual appeal. Shrubs along the perimeter of the property provide a buffer against outside noise, and increase the privacy of a residence. Like trees, these plants can provide a wind block that can reduce long term damage to the home and help reduce heating bills. Along the external walls of a home, shrubs act as an additional layer of insulation for the home and can also function as a barrier against potential intruders.
|Many Different Varieties of Plants|
|Listed below are the major category of trees and shrubs that we sell. We have many information sheets available describing the growth habits and characteristics of most of the shrubs and trees we sell. Unfortunately, we do not have all the plants listed in these information sheets available all season long, and sometimes we do not even have them every year. Sometimes we have to order a few plants two and three years in advance to be able to get them.|
|Fun and Unusual Plant Pictures & Descriptions|
|Plant Lists and Descriptions|
|Click on each of these plant lists for a PDF handout with a brief description of the plants we carry. Many plants are seasonal, and we may not have them available all season. Please give us a call to find out about specific varieties you are looking for.|
|Links to Plant Descriptions and Pictures|
|Keeping Plants Healthy|
|One of the biggest problems in trying to keep trees and shrubs healthy, and looking their best, is trying to determine what is wrong with them. Many different problems may produce very similar symptoms. Once the problem is known, the correct solution to help the plant recover, is usually pretty easy. Determining the actual problem is sometimes very difficult. Download a copy of our Diagnose Plant Problems Handout to help you do a plant checkup.|