Best Trees to Plant in Massachusetts Climate

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kousa dogwood

Best Trees to Plant in Massachusetts Climate

Are you already planning for springtime? Sometimes thinking of getting ready for the warmer weather gets you through the winter! If you are looking to plant some trees in your yard this spring, you should see what is best compatible with the New England climate. Here are some trees we recommend planting in your yard:

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak trees are a perfect addition to your yard. They can provide a lot of shade on sunny days and become an excellent red color during the fall season. It is a tree known for growing fast, so it’s a great tree to plant on your property. It can easily manage pollution and compacted soil, so it is known as a “street tree”. Northern Red Oaks can grow to be between 60-75′ and spread about 45′.

Kousa Dogwood

Kousa Dogwoods are also known as Japanese Dogwood trees. It is a visually appealing tree that will give your yard a beautiful look year-round. The flowers on the dogwoods bloom later than typical trees, letting you enjoy the beauty late into the spring. The leaves are typically a purple shade in the fall, which allows for some unique coloring to appear in your yard. The white flowers smell amazing and can be seen in the late spring into the summer. They typically grow to be between 15-25′ and spread 25′.

Eastern Redbud

Eastern redbud trees have pink blossoms, and they turn into a heart shape. These trees look great in any yard and can add a unique touch! The trunk typically divides near the ground, so it makes a statement in your yard. These trees don’t give off a lot of shade. Instead, they are mostly there to provide aesthetics. Eastern redbuds grow to be between 20-30′ and spread between 25-35′.

Prairifire Flowering Crabapple

If you want a tree that will add a wildlife look and feel to your yard, the Prairifire Flowering Crabapple is a great option to plant. It has red flowers that will brighten up your space and provide a pop of color. It grows and produces crab apples, which end up falling off as the season goes on. The leaves are dark red and become green as the fall season rolls in. Whatever trees you want to plant in your yard for this spring, Dudley Tree can help you with tree care tips and make sure your trees are as healthy as can be!

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The tree experts at Dudley Tree are here to help you with tree removal, tree care, pruning, and more! Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our services or want to schedule an estimate. Call us today or send us a message through our contact form!

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tree with large roots

How Can Tree Roots Damage Your Home?

Trees are magnificent plants, and their roots go deeper into the ground than you may think. This means they are capable of doing some damage to your home and other structures on your property. Roots have minds of their own! Here are some reasons why tree roots can harm your property:

Damaging Your Home’s Foundation

When your tree’s roots are looking for a water supply, they can end up damaging your foundation. This can happen because of the soil moving around in the ground where your foundation lies. They won’t damage your foundation on their own, and it will take some time, but these roots can pose some harm. If you have an older home, you may be more likely to see foundation damage from roots. Cracks in your home’s foundation can be the biggest sign. You may also have random cracks in your windows from what seems to be nothing. 

Landscape Damage

As trees age, their roots become more prominent through dirt and soil. If you have a few trees in close proximity to each other, chances are that they will end up competing for nutrients. The roots of these trees will eventually intertwine as they are moving around your yard in search of water and other nutrients. If you have patios, a walkway, or any other concrete, asphalt, or stone in your yard, the roots can cause them to crack and break.

Plumbing Issues

Tree roots naturally make their way to your plumbing system because it is a known water source for them. Invasive species of trees such as maples, willows, and aspens have systems of roots that seem endless and will go after any water source. The last thing you want to happen is for the roots to completely block the pipes and make them not able to work correctly anymore. Some signs that roots are your plumbing issue could be anything from water pressure changes, clogged drains that don’t unclog with a plunger or anything else, or even drains that randomly flow slower than usual. When plumbing issues from roots arise, you rarely have to kill the whole tree to fix it. You can have the portion of the tree removed wherever it is needed. 

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Dudley Tree has the knowledge and expertise to help you with any of your tree issues. If you need tree removal, pruning, trimming, or anything else for your trees, we can take care of it. Contact us to learn more about what our tree services can do for you. Call us today or fill out our contact form to get in touch! We are more than happy to help!

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