Trees for Tennessee Landscapes - Choosing the Right Tree
Trees enhance the beauty and value of homes, streets and communities. However, trees planted in the wrong place can cause property damage and become a detriment rather than an asset. Planning the location and species of a tree will ensure that the tree will be an asset and not grow into a hazard or a nuisance.
“What tree should I plant?” is a question asked frequently by homeowners. The answer to the question depends on several factors:
1. Purpose for planting the tree.
2. Soil conditions.
3. Tree location, the right place.
4. Species growth and form, the right tree.
5. Undesirable species traits.
"SP511 Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP 511-15M-7/98 R12-4910-11-001-99, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfores/46