Best Trees to Plant in New England

Trees, even more so than other types of horticulture, are really the backbone of any landscape. Not only do they act as natural barriers around your property and provide shade for other types of plants, but they also set the tone for your property visually. There are so many types of trees out there, especially in New England that it can be easy to get a little lost and be unsure about which trees you’d really like to have on your property. But have no fear, as tree experts, we know a thing or two about the most popular trees people cultivate, and the hidden gems that fewer are aware of. We will walk you through our tree recommendations so that you can build up your landscape with confidence.

Japanese Maple

If you’re looking for a more spacious single trunk tree to provide shade to a larger area of your property, look no further than the Japanese Maple. This is a more unique choice than your typical maple or sugar maple. What makes the Japanese maple stand out are the bright red leaves in the fall. Make sure your house color won’t clash with this stunning tone beforehand, and also be sure to make sure you have enough to accommodate this New England beauty!

Rhododendrons & Azaleas

While not your typical “tree”, we thought it was important to include rhododendrons as part of our list because they provide many of the same elements to your property as a tree, including structure, shade, and beauty. This flowering wooded brush remains consistent year round and will flower and bloom year after year. They are a great addition to any property regardless of style and are a pleasure to care for and maintain.

Cherry Blossom

Certainly a more seasonal consideration, Cherry Blossoms aren’t for everyone, but it’s hard to deny they are a beautiful option when spring rolls around. We hope you like pink because that’s all you’ll be seeing for March & April. Although cherry Blossoms usually thrive in a slightly warmer climate, Boston is known for its welcoming springs to this species. Although the winters are long, it’ll be well worth the wait when this tree finally blooms!

Contact Dudley Tree

Taking care of these incredible species does take some work on your part as well. Regularly pruning and trimming will ensure optimal growth and longevity for many years to come. For help maintaining the trees on your lawn, or for any further recommendations on the best trees to add to your property this summer, give us a call at 978-373-1510 or contact us here for more information.