What to Consider When Planting New Trees

What to Consider When Planting New Trees

Decided to plant new trees in your backyard? Read this before you start.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most important things to consider when planting new trees and how the team at Affordable Tree Service can help. 

Factors to Consider When Planting a New Tree

So you’ve decided to plant a new tree in your backyard, but have you done your research? Here we’ll discuss some of the things you should consider when planting a new tree.

Your Existing Trees

When planting a new tree in your yard – or even considering it – it’s important to take into account what kinds of trees and other flora you already have. Think of things like:
– the size of your existing trees and how far their root systems span
– whether adding a new tree will disrupt their environment or growth patterns
– if your current trees are healthy and whether a new tree will flourish in that location (especially if it is of a different species)
– whether you need to remove a tree to make room for the new one (this is where our services come in handy)

Size of Your Yard

The size of your yard is especially something you have to take into account when planting a new tree. This is because you should make sure you have enough space on your property for the new addition (both when it’s first planted and when it’s fully grown).

Size of the Tree

Not only is it important for you to consider the size of your existing trees, and the space you have available on your property, you should also think about the size of the tree you intend to plant.

The last thing you want is to invest in a beautiful new tree only to find it grows too tall (or wide), and you can’t control it.

Don’t forget about the roots! The larger a tree, the more expansive the root system so you need to take this into account before you make your decision.

Where You Want to Plant It

Taking the time to consider where you are going to plant your tree in order for you to get the most out of it.

This includes things like sunlight exposure, how close it is to the neighbour’s property, whether you can access it to maintain it and even if it will flower or produce fruit in your preferred location.


Speaking of maintenance, this is one of the most important things you need to consider.

Growing a tree means being responsible for a living thing, and while you may not exactly put it in the same category as raising and taking care of a child, it’s not far off.

Just as you need to make sure your child is healthy with food and water, regular baths or showers and the like, so too you need to ensure you have the time to take care of your tree.

If you’re time poor and don’t want to spend much of your weekends pruning and watering your garden, you may want to choose something more low maintenance. 


Safety is paramount when it comes to planting a tree. You need to ensure that if something does happen to your tree (for example, if it’s hit by lightning or becomes damaged in some other way), it will not cause harm to either yourself, your family, your neighbours and surrounding property. 

How Affordable Tree Service Can Help

As a homeowner, you want to be sure you’re getting the right advice to maintain the health of your trees. And this is something you can be certain of when you contact our professionals at Affordable Tree Service.

Our qualified and highly skilled team members can assist with any number of services to maintain your trees, from stump grinding and land clearing, to health assessments, storm preparation, tree removal and so much more.

If you’re thinking about planting a tree and need to remove one to do so, contact the experienced team at Affordable Tree Service for assistance.