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Eureka, MO Shade Trees
Eureka, 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 correct 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, Poynter Landscape provides the horticultural knowledge and design savvy your home needs.
A good landscape firm will listen to and understand their customer's needs and desires. Whatever your level of familiarity with trees and landscaping, Poynter Landscape will help you incorporate shade trees to your Eureka, MO landscape. We will ensure the addition of shade trees to your Eureka 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 Eureka, 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 Eureka, 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 Eureka yard year-round, the presence of shade trees benefits 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. The best type of tree for your property will depend on environmental factors like the soil condition and population density of the area. Poynter Landscaping will assess your land and find the trees best suited for that environment.
When selecting the best shade trees for your Eureka, MO property, ask these questions:
- Where do you want the shade to be? Poyter’s professionals will figure out the most opportune location to plant the tree for the best 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 how far from your house and other structures the tree needs to be planted.
- 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? It's impractical to plant a full-grown, 40-year-old tree. Because you will have to plant the tree when it is younger, choosing a species that grows rapidly will fulfill its function as a shade tree sooner.
- What is the origin of the species? What is its hardiness rating? A tree’s hardiness rating tells you how well it will survive in the climate where you live. Native plants are more likely to survive, avoid the risk of invasive pest species, and save you water and money.
- Does it bear fruit or produce flowers? Typical 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
Shade trees are almost always deciduous trees rather than evergreen trees. Unlike deciduous trees, evergreens produce year-round, solid shade. 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 bits of light that show through a maple tree’s fall canopy create a delightful effect.
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Deciduous trees lose their leaves every fall. There are so many kinds of deciduous trees. For your Eureka, MO home, pick a Missouri native. Maple trees are popular shade trees in Eureka, 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. Poynter's landscape designers will find the best trees for each client.
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Are You Looking for Shade Trees in Eureka, MO?
When done right, adding shade trees to a Eureka 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, our premier landscaping service gives you an extra edge. To take full advantage of the beauty, sophistication, and functionality of a shade tree, you need Poynter's passionate and artful approach. Call 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.