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Ellisville, MO Shade Trees
Ellisville, MO Shade Trees. Shade trees are an important part of any landscape. The effective addition of shade trees can be a challenging task. You will want to carefully select the right type of tree, find the best placement for the tree, and plant it in such a way that promotes the health of the tree and the rest of your property. When it comes to adding shade trees, your landscape needs and deserves the technical expertise and eye for design that Poynter Landscape is known for.
You need a company that will listen to and understand their customer's needs and desires. Whether you know a lot about trees or nothing at all, Poynter Landscape is the best choice to supply shade trees to your Ellisville, MO landscape. We will ensure the addition of shade trees to your Ellisville home complements the rest of your property, meets your needs, and allows the trees and the rest of the landscape to flourish.
Shade Trees in Ellisville, MO
As with other trees, the purpose of a shade tree is not only aesthetic, but also functional. In the blazing summer months, shade trees help keep your Ellisville, MO home comfortably cool, conserve energy, and reduce your energy bill. They also provide targeted shade, creating a welcoming outdoor spotfrom which you can enjoy your beautiful landscape. While most shade trees don't flower, their leaves produce brilliant warm colors in the fall. In addition to enhancing the appearance and enjoyment of your Ellisville yard year-round, shade trees benefit the land itself by boosting the health of your soil and the quality of the air around you.
Choosing a Shade Tree
Missouri has a great selection of native shade trees. To pick the tree that is best for you, you need to consider the conditions of your property including soil density and acidity and how urban the environment is. Poynter Landscaping can help assess your land and match it up with the trees that work best in those specific conditions.
When selecting the best shade trees for your Ellisville, MO property, ask these questions:
- Where do you want the shade to be? Our landscape designers will determine the most opportune location to plant the tree to provide maximum shade coverage.
- What is the expected height and width of the tree when it reaches maturity? Knowing this helps narrow down the best trees for your specific property and tells you where to plant the tree in relation to buildings and structures.
- What is the life expectancy of the species? We plan for shade trees to be a part of the landscape for a long time, so you want them to have a long and healthy life span.
- How quickly will it grow? You can’t plant a full-grown, 40-year-old tree. The tree you plant will be a bit smaller and younger, but a fast-growing tree means you will get the shade you want quicker.
- What is the origin of the species? What is its hardiness rating? A tree’s hardiness rating tells you how well it will tolerate the climate where you live. Native plants have a better chance of thriving, are less likely to introduce invasive pests to your area, and save you water and money.
- Does it bear fruit or produce flowers? Most shade trees do not, but some flowering trees like the tulip tree are used for shade. Also, trees that drop seed pods will create a mess in the same area you are trying to shade.
Types of Trees Used for Shade
Deciduous trees are generally preferred over evergreens when used for shade.. Evergreens cast shade all year long, and their shade is thicker than the shade from a deciduous tree. Here in the midwest, you will want some sun in the winter to warm your home and help melt ice and snow. And in the warmer months, the dappled light that shines through the gaps in the canopy of a nice maple tree is just the right touch.
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Deciduous trees are ones that shed their leaves seasonally. There are many varieties of deciduous trees. For your Ellisville, MO home, pick a Missouri native. Maple trees are popular shade trees in Ellisville, and do well in the St. Louis area. Maples come in many varieties and sizes. American sycamore, honey locust, river birch, and green giant arborvitae are some other common shade tree choices for your greater St. Louis home. Our landscape designers will find the best trees for our customers.
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Are You Looking for Shade Trees in Ellisville, MO?
When done right, the addition of shade trees to a Ellisville home greatly improves the property as a whole. They increase the value and usability of the property and enhance the overall health of the landscape. While anyone can plant a tree with some basic information and a couple of tools, Poynter’s premier landscaping service can take it to the next level. To take full advantage of the beauty, sophistication, and functionality of a shade tree, you need our passionate and artful approach. Contact us at 636-256-2600, or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our award-winning services or to schedule an appointment.