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Here at Splintered Forest, we love trees and the outdoors and we know you do too!

Whether you’re replacing an old tree or planting a new one, it can be a daunting process figuring out what to plant and knowing how to select the ideal site to plant it. 


When To Plant A Tree

Trees can be planted at almost any point of the year. Spring and fall are preferable due to the lower temperatures and higher precipitation levels. It is important to note that newly planted trees need plenty of water while their roots establish. 


What Kind of Tree Should I Plant?

Choosing a tree is a matter of location and preference. Planting a large deciduous tree in a small spot for shade may be a desire, but over the years it would quickly run out of room to grow. Planning with your arborist on the right location for any tree will help to give it the best chance of survival and cause less headache in the future.

Splintered Forest’s Suggestions for Trees To Plant

Shade trees: 

  • Little leaf linden
  • Freeman Maple
  • Hackberry
  • Kentucky Coffeetree

Splintered Forest’s Suggestions for Trees To Plant


  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Austrian Pine
  • White Fir
  • Scots Pine

Splintered Forest’s Suggestions for Trees To Plant

Ornamental Trees:

  • Japanese Tree Lilac
  • American Redbud
  • Crabapple 
  • Callery Pear
  • Serviceberry

You can find more info on recommended trees here.

Replacing A Current Tree? 

There are some important things to take into consideration when replacing a current tree. Unless it is unavoidable, trees should not be planted where another tree was just removed. The roots of the old tree would not have had enough time to start decomposing, hindering the new tree’s growth. Nutrients could also be a limiting factor as the old tree would have used up much of the nutrients available in the soil.

Ideally, a new tree should be planted at least 3 feet away from the old location. This will ensure the tree has enough space for its roots to grow and should solve any soil issues that the old tree would have left.


I Only Have A Small Space –  Can I  Limit How Big A Tree Can Grow?

Choosing the right tree for your location is an important step in the tree planting process. While it is possible to chemically control the growth of the canopy of your tree in conjunction with prunings, it is better to choose a tree that will grow well in the space provided from the start. Ornamental trees and narrow canopy trees allow you to have a tree, but also have been selected for their canopy size and shape.

Want to learn more about growth inhibitors and pros/cons to utilizing them?  Visit the Splintered Forest blog to learn more.


Splintered Forest Justin Matheny

Justin Matheny

Five Stars

The crew was incredibly efficient, skilled and professional. Would highly recommend and use them again in the future.

Splintered Forest Kathleen Noonan

Kathleen Noonan

Five Stars

Splintered Forest was willing to work with our needs and were patient during the estimating process... The crews arrived on time every day, worked hard, and did a good job cleaning up the work areas at the end of each day.

Splintered Forest Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Five Stars

Splintered Forest did a great job removing 2 very large trees in my backyard. They were very efficient and had the trees removed in 1/2 a day - which is probably due to the fact they had some amazing equipment (crane, trucks, etc.).

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