Shade Trees University City, MO

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University City, MO Shade Trees

University City, MO Shade Trees. Shade trees are a significant part of any landscape. Adding shade trees to your property is no small undertaking if you want to do so successfully. 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, Poynter Landscape provides the horticultural knowledge and design savvy your home needs.

You need a company that will listen to and understand their customer's needs and desires. Whatever your level of familiarity with trees and landscaping, Poynter Landscape is the best choice to supply shade trees to your University City, MO landscape. Our talented designers will ensure the addition of shade trees to your University City home complements the rest of your property, meets your needs, and allows the trees and the rest of the landscape to flourish.


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Shade Trees in University City, 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 University City, 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 many varieties of shade trees don't flower, their leaves produce brilliant warm colors in the fall. In addition to enhancing the appearance and enjoyment of your University City 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

There are many great shade trees native to Missouri. 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 match it up with the trees that work best in those specific conditions.

When selecting the best shade trees for your University City, MO property, ask these questions:

  • Where do you want the shade to be? Poyter’s professionals will determine 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 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? 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? The rating tells you how well it will tolerate the climate where you live. Native plants have a better chance of thriving, avoid the risk of invasive pest species, and require less water and money.
  • Does it bear fruit or produce flowers? Most shade trees do not, but some , such as the tulip tree, do flower. Also, keep in mind that some trees drop pods or cones, which will collect under the tree and throughout your yard.

Shade Tree in University City, MO


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. In the winter, allowing the sun to shine on your home will help warm the house and melt surrounding 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.

Deciduous trees lose their leaves every fall. There are many varieties of deciduous trees. For your University City, MO home, pick a Missouri native. Maple trees are popular shade trees in University City, 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 University City, MO?

When done right, the addition of shade trees to a University City home greatly improves the property as a whole. They make your property worth more 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 can take it to the next level. 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.

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