Street tree planting can be beneficial to any community by greening and beautifying its landscape design. Tree planting is a significant investment, so take time for planning.
Historically, street tree projects focused on monoculture plantings. This typically involved one type of tree that was selected and planted along the city streets. While the initial overall effect was aesthetically pleasing, it led to disaster when a tree disease wiped out all the trees, such as occurred with the Dutch elm disease. The remedy was often to replace the dead trees with another type of tree, which worked for a while until the next planting was wiped out by another disease.
This lesson proves the value of planting a variety of tree species along the streets, taking into consideration their potential threat to the utility lines overhead and future planning projects.
Roadways are sometimes widened to accommodate population growth.
Improvements with sidewalks and curbing could affect your landscape scheme. Utility lines can be buried, only to be dug up for repairs at a later date. These can threaten the success of your tree planting.
Contact the professionals at Hermes Landscaping for all your residential and commercial landscape design projects today!
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