Planting Trees & Shrubs

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A red maple tree.
Red Maple Tree: Tips on Growing a Sapling

A red maple tree sapling is under two years old.

red and orange leaves on beautiful Japanese maple tree
7 Trees with Non-invasive Roots

They'll fit well into crowded garden growth.

beautiful row of arborvitae trees growing in privacy hedge
What's the Most Useful Tree to Grow in My Yard?

Find the perfect plant before heading to the nursery.

Pink flowers on a blooming tulip tree
8 Multipurpose Trees

These plants do more than just look beautiful.

A tree root cracks through pavement.
How to Prevent Trees from Damaging Pavement

Protect your property from their powerful root systems.

Cheerful young couple planting a tree.
Tree Planting - How to Plant Your Trees

A properly planted tree will grow faster and live longer than one that is incorrectly planted.

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Selecting and Planting Trees

New subdivisions, new landscapes. Plant some trees to get started with your own design.

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Plant Your New Tree Properly

Add some beauty and some value to your yard by planting a tree.

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Choosing and Planting Your Woody Landscape Plants

You've made up your mind to truly enjoy your garden, to make your little bit of ground come alive.

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Answers to Questions about Growing Trees

How do I fertilize trees and shrubs on my property?

A Colorado blue spruce.
Colorado Blue Spruce Trees Explained

The Colorado blue spruce is incredibly common.

white mountain laurel in bloom
Mountain Laurel Planting Mistakes to Avoid

Mountain laurel is an evergreen shrub.

Boxwood.
How to Plant and Grow a Boxwood

Boxwood adds whimsy to a home.

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White Ash Tree Facts

The white ash tree is a deciduous member of the ash family.

large oak tree with branch supports
How to Transplant a Black Oak Sapling

Transplant the tree into a healthy space.

tall beautiful tree in the sun
5 Drought Tolerant Trees

These beauties will hold up to minimal watering.

young espalier tree planted by a blue wall with supportive wiring
How to Espalier Trees

Maximize space and fruit yield with this beautiful approach.

beautiful flowering espaliered tree with berries
Espalier Trees: 6 Styles

Even within these basics, you have a wide range of options.

white blooms on flowering pear tree
Beautify Your Garden With A Flowering Pear Tree

A flowering pear or ornamental tree is a beautiful sight.

witch hazel tree blossom
Planting A Witch Hazel Tree

These gorgeous trees have traditional medicinal uses.

Easy-Care Flowering Shrubs
Easy-Care Popular Flowering Shrubs

Different flowering shrubs need different care.

A bench under a large shade tree
5 Easy Shade Trees to Grow

Here are 5 fantastic shade trees for different landscaping situations.

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Sassafras Propagation Methods

Growing Sassafras trees isn't very difficult as they are typically a hearty tall species.

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Grow a Box Elder Tree from a Seed

Box elders are prolific seed bearers. Their seeds are distributed in nature by the wind.

variety of plants under a large tree
Eight Plants to Plant Under Trees

Emulate the forest where trees and plants cohabit.

kousa dogwood tree flowering with white blossoms
Planting a Kousa Dogwood Tree

These small ornamental trees produce beautiful bloom.

A landscaped space with grass, trees, and a paved path.
12 Fast-Growing Trees

If you like instant gratification, these trees are for you!

A small tree accents an urban patio.
Small Trees for the Urban Homestead

Bring a little green into your personal cityscape.

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How to Transplant a Beech Tree

A beech tree is a popular growing tree with both amateur and experienced gardeners.

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Linden Tree Propagation Methods

The linden tree is a large deciduous tree, known in Britain as the lime tree.

sumac tree with leaves and red pollen bundle
Removing a Sumac Tree from Your Yard

Fully extricating a large plant can be tricky business.

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How to Plant and Grow Serviceberry Trees

The serviceberry or Juneberry is a small bush-like tree that is grown for its ornamental properties,

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Root an Oak Tree Cutting

Many attempts have been made with every species of oak tree to propagate rooted material from cuttings.

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Maple Tree Propagation Methods

A maple tree is one of those great looking trees that will add a great deal of character to any landscape.

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Different Varieties of Chestnut Trees Explained

Chestnuts are a delicious nut that are most popular during the winter season when they are harvested.

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Spruce Tree Transplanting Tips

A spruce tree grows lush and green all year long and can reach magnificent heights of over 60 feet.

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Spirea Propagation Methods

Why buy spirea from the nursery when it can be propagated in the home garden?

small pine tree seedling growing next to pinecone
Grow a Pine Tree From a Pine Cone

It takes patience, but it's worth the wait.

Rows of potted boxwood plants
Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Boxwood

It's common and easy to care for.

grove of arborvitae trees growing toward sunny blue sky
9 Fast-Growing Trees for Privacy

Grow some seclusion the natural way.

blue spruce trees in a handsome garden
11 Trees That Require Little Water

They'll thrive even in arid areas.