|Posted by george on April 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM|
These days it is not just environmentally smart but also prudent in modern day but before you plant a forest in your neighborhood you should first consider the following
Do you want to have a well?
It is important to consider the kind of trees you want to plant in case you want to have a well. This is because thereare some plants that sap water very fast and would thus dry up you well quickly this include trees such as eucalyptus
What are the structures of the roots?
There are two types of tree roots, fibrous roots and tap roots…why are this is importance? Fibrous roots grow widthwise and would thus destroy any structures and affect any plants within a certain radius over time. Case have been observed where some tress destroy buildings
The climatic conditions
Various areas have various climatic conditions. There are arid, semi-arid and wet climates. There humid and windy conditions as well at temperature considerations. Lack of knowledge could for example cause you to plant trees that work well in wet areas in arid areas,this would in effect increase the cost of taking care of the trees or else they would fail
Do leaves fall off?
Some trees shed their leaves and flowers periodically as seasons change and this could mean extra work in terms of collecting leaves. So in case you do not want to do all this work all the time then avoid such trees
Does the tree whisper or crackle?
In times of wind some trees make a whispering or crackling noise which you really can do nothing about. Keeping this in mind it is good to consider whether you can put up with this reality
How long does a tree take to mature?
Some trees especially hard woods take ages to grow into mature trees. Some may take as long as 25years to grow, so in case you are the impatient type please consider planting the faster growing varieties
Does it play host to caterpillars/ birds/wild bees
Some tress play host to caterpillars and wild bees as well as birds whose very presence could either be annoying or entertaining…it is good to ask around to find out what animals like to inhabit such trees for example acacia trees attract weaver birds which can be quite noisy at times
Does it flower or produce? How often?
Part of the beauty of trees is flowers and fruits. Not only to flowers bring beauty but could give a garden a sweet scent. Some fruits could also be eaten or sold for extra income. So in case any of these is of interest to you then plant such trees
Level of sedimentary rock
One of the reasons that plants fail is the fact that their growth might be stunted by sedimentary rocks beneath the surface. In case the sedimentary rock is near the surface then it is good to consider planting tree that do not have an elaborate tap root system
Have a lovely time planting trees