About Small Trees

First up is the Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple, yes, it’s a mouthful, but this native Japanese species gives any yard a hit of colour and texture with its dense leaves. The medium green colour gives way to beautiful red, orange red or orange yellow leaves come fall, depending on the variety you choose, and while some can grow as much as 30 feet, there are smaller versions available too. These trees do well in zones 5-7.

The Crape Myrtle is another smaller tree that gives plenty of mid to late summer flowers, so you’ll have a pretty tree long after the others have stopped flowering. The trunk on this tree is varied in colour so it adds interest to your yard and there is a wide range of sizes available. You can also pick from a wide variety of flower colours with the Crape Myrtle, with choices that range from pink, lavender and rose to red or white. This type of tree does best in zones 7-9.

If you’re looking for a little tree with a wide canopy look no further than the Amur Maple. This can be grown as a large shrub or a small tree and will be the first to show it’s leaves come spring so your yard will have the first hit of colour on the block! It’s mature size is between 15-18 feet and it’s a great addition to yards within the zones 3-8.

The Fringe tree gets its name from the tons of white fleecy looking flowers that it produces each spring. It looks like a fringe with its dangling offering and of course, like with many species, there are many different varieties available. The fringe tree can tolerate a wide range of soils and is great for yards in zones 4-9 depending on the variety you choose.

Exquisite Tibetan Cherry Tree

The sturdy Tibetan Cherry (Prunus serrula), also called the paperbark cherry and birch bark cherry, is a deciduous tree with bark that has a glossy, mahogany appearance. The bark peels in translucent reddish-brown and amber colored sheets, revealing a new mahogany layer. In direct sun, the tree’s skin has a rich polished copper and bronze appearance.

Beneath the peal is a new layer of smooth mahogany bark. The crown of the tree is wide and somewhat round.

The Tibetan cherry is one of the small to medium-sized flowering trees with narrow, willow-type leaves that have an oval-like shape and are approximately 3-4 inches in length. The leaves are a deep medium to dark green. In autumn they turn a rich yellow and then fall away. In winter, the tree’s bark is stunning.

The tree blooms in late April with small white flowers. The blooms, which are often hidden in the foliage, attract bees.

The tree’s cherries are non-edible and about a half inch long. They turn bright white when ripe.

Tibetan cherry trees grow best in full sun and fertile, moist loamy soil. They do well in gardens and parks, as well as urban areas due to their pollution tolerance. When grown in ideal conditions, the tree can reach heights of 25 feet or more.

It is a fast growing privacy tree and the faster the tree grows, the more frequently it will shed its bark. Peeling the bark yourself can reduce the number of shedding periods. You can brighten up the bark with water and a sponge.

Because the tree’s leaves are not very thick, many different types of shade-tolerant foliage can be planted around it.

Tibetan cherry trees require very little pruning aside from the occasional removal of damaged or dead branches. The best time to prune the tree is after it has bloomed.

The tree is a native to the Szechwan province in Western China. It was introduced in Europe by well-known British plant collector Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson in 1908. Wilson has been credited with introducing nearly 2,000 Asian plant species to the Western world.

When selecting big trees for your landscape, choosing the right mix is important. Some trees may have a practical purpose such as providing shade or acting as privacy trees, while others will enhance the landscape’s appearance. In either case, the trees must also be suitable for the environment. This means factors such as space, weather and soil conditions will also need to be taken into consideration.

Trees In Spring

Trees are living things and as such have molecules and enzymes in them that signal the changes in season. The big thing about spring is that we have more sunlight and as sunlight is a very important thing to a tree, they begin to grow and bloom once again when they are getting more hours of sunlight each day. But it was warm and sunny that day in February you may say, that may be true, but it wasn’t enough sunlight on a daily basis so not enough to tell the trees it was spring once again.

We can see the changes on the trees quite easily, they bud and new leaves start to grow, this is the main growing time for trees, as they look to reproduce. Experts say that this season is like a tree’s adolescence as it is the main growing time. Trunk growth is something that happens throughout the summer months and root growth occurs in the fall and winter, but the prettiest part of all is in the spring.

Trees typically have two kinds of buds, the large ones that will one day become flowers and the smaller thinner ones that will one day will be the vegetation (the leaves). This all occurs quite fast in the grand scheme of things and during the summer we can reap the rewards of the fruit (if its a fruit tree) or look forward to picking up all the leaves once again come fall.

For trees to be lovely in the spring means that they have had a winter on them with temperatures between -5 and 10 C, this triggers a physiological reaction within the tree itself with the hormones and enzymes to allow the tree to be radiant once winter has ended.

Trees are beautiful things and are very adaptable. They give us shade, they give us privacy and they beautify our yards and parks. While we may not give them a second look, trees have a lot going on just beneath the surface and, like humans have their time to grow and develop.

Trees Trimming

You need to take care of yourself for safety reasons while cutting down a tree. A tree contains heavy branches and stem that can harm your eyes or body. Let’s look at following safety equipment’s:

  • Shatterproof glass: Flying craps from the trees at the time of cutting can harm your eyes. So shatterproof glasses can prove a regular safety guard for your eyes.
  • Safety boots: If you cut the tree with the help of rope so it may fall on your leg. For keeping your legs safe use either safety covered boots or knee pads.

Tools to handle

You need to collect all tools before you start with cutting. Tools depend on the size and placement of the tree. Have a look on below mentioned tools use for tree trimming:

  • Axe: It is a tool that is first need to cut a tree. Axe helps you to hit a branch or stem. Continuously hitting on a particular point can break it into pieces.
  • Staircase: If the tree is tall so you first need to trim its broad branches for this you need staircase to reach the branches.
  • Rope: It allows cutting of branches located higher on the tree from the ground. You need help of others to cut a tree with the help of rope. For this tie one end of the rope to the tree and its other end should be handled by a group of peoples. When all will pull the tree together it will uproot and fall. But make yourself out from the falling zone.

A right procedure

If you want to cut a tree make yourself clear about a right tree removal technique. Firstly, you need to examine the tree properly which you want to cut. Clean dead and weak branches from the top of the tree. It will make the tree lighter. After that select a spot on the tree where you need to hit continuously cut straight through the branch to be removed. Finally, make a final cut through the remaining portion of the branch.

Removing a tree is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Tree removal is not as easy as it looks so you need to follow a step to step guide for this task. Whether tree is large or small try to follow correct techniques and tools for it. Take care of your safety while performing this task. Keep in mind that tree trimming activity leaves you with a mess on ground so make sure to clean it properly.