When choosing a new tree for your property, there are many factors to take into consideration such as:
- Available space
- Shade on the east or west side of your home
Some trees such as sweet gum trees are very beautiful & grow well in our area. However, remember that these trees have those somewhat annoying gum balls that drop off every year & it can cause a foot hazard. Another example is the Bradford pear, which is considered an invasive species in Missouri. An arborist or nursery can be very helpful in helping you choose the right tree for you and your property. The main thing to remember is to do your research: Don’t be in a hurry to pick a tree. You will be living with it for many years.