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10 Yard Trees Gone Bad

Reconsider Planting These Trees in Your Yard


Planting the wrong tree in the wrong place is a guarantee for future tree removal. Tree removal is, at best, expensive to buy and can be very dangerous if you decide to do it yourself - plus it is back breaking work. A lot of trouble and anxiety can be avoided by planting the appropriate tree in your yard to start with.

Bad Tree Characteristics

All trees have good and bad characteristics. It is a rare tree that will satisfy your needs throughout its entire life span. A tree can outgrow its original purpose very quickly or grow into its intended purpose very slowly. Understanding this concept is the key to proper tree planting in your yard.

Ask yourself these questions when selecting a yard tree: Do I want a tree's fruit and leaves to deal with as it matures? Am I willing to plant a fast growing tree but eventually have to deal with its constantly breaking and sprouting from roots? Do I have the space for a large and spreading tree?

Trees People Regret Planting

Here are ten trees that many homeowners have regretted planting. Think long and hard before planting these trees in your yard.

"Norway Maple"
"Silver Maple"
"Lombardy poplar"
"Leyland cypress"
"Pin Oak"
"Black Locust"

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