Trees provide a lot of benefits. They give cool shades, cool breeze, and can become a focal point of the landscape. Sure, they will fall leaves. But instead of considering it as an annoyance, consider sweeping fallen leaves as a great bonding moment with the family. Besides, there is a mystical beauty on a leaf-covered driveway.
More Benefits of Trees
There is actually more to trees than just providing shades, breeze, and beauty in your landscape. Properly placed trees can also help you save on electricity bill. They cool down Michigan homes and commercial spaces, helping the air conditioning system to rest a little bit.
Besides the shade, trees also provide great screens that can beautifully hide ugly sights in the surroundings. If you just hate the look of urbanized Michigan, then tall trees can hide it away, making your home look like in the sub-urban or rural side.
There are also trees that can beautifully replace fences. Instead of the wooden division for your property, isn't it more attractive to have live walls?
And don't forget, trees provide fruits. Fruit-bearing trees add a very interesting element in any landscape. Your outdoors will instantly look like a well-tamed farm with bountiful oranges or apples. But best of all, you will have the privilege of picking fresh fruits, which have the best aroma and taste.
Michigan Trees, Different Purposes
Tall trees like the Hybrid Poplar and Tulip Poplar are the best choice for screen and shade because they can grow from six to up to eight feet. Weeping Willow is also a popular choice because of its melancholy effect and its resiliency in soggy soil. Of course, there is the Thuja Green Giant and Willow Hybrid that need a little soil but can grow as tall as 5 feet to provide the best screening and security.
There are also trees that will add more color to your outdoors besides green. Maple trees are popular for their reddish leaves. But red can be super flashy sometimes. The Pink Dogwood, Kwanzan Cherry, and Eastern Redbud will add a pinkish touch to the landscape. Meanwhile, Ginkgo trees, Autumn Purple Ash, and Forysthia are just a few of the golden-color trees. There are also Juniper Skyrocket, Cleveland Pear, White Dogwood and Autumn Cherry for that silvery effect.
Fruit-bearing trees will provide shade, screen, and beauty while providing you edible fruits. Apple, Cherry, Lime, Peach, Lemon, Orange, Banana, Walnut and Plum trees will be great picks. Each of these general types of fruit trees can still yield more varieties in colors, shapes, and sizes.
The Right Choice for Landscapes
This page will never be enough to describe all of the trees that Green Valley Nursery can offer. That is why we always ask our clients to tell us what they want for a tree- maybe a good shade, a soft breeze, beauty, or fruits. Green Valley Nursery also has to consider the current condition of your outdoors like the soil type, sunshine, and other plants in your landscape.
Our company has been providing trees and other landscape plants, even dwarf plants, for Bay City, Essexville, Freeland, Saginaw, Midland, and the rest of Michigan since 1986. Our experience is enough to say that we are experts on Michigan trees.