Key Tips on How to Position Trees When Planting for the Best Long Term Location

Key Tips on How to Position Trees When Planting for the Best Long Term Location


Even if the said figure is quite dismal compared to the number of trees cut down all over the world every year, one can take comfort in the fact that more and more people are becoming aware of the need to plant trees. You may thus be one of those people who had taken on tree planting as a hobby. But since you might still be new to the said pastime, you may be wondering where you should plant one – specifically which long-term location is the best for it. Below are some key tips on how to position your trees properly when planting them:

Plant your trees away from the lawn area outside your house

You might initially think that you can plant your trees anywhere outside of your house as long as it doesn’t get in the way of your neighbor’s property.

However, you wouldn’t want to damage your lawn by digging a hole in it and planting a tree there.

Unlike your lawn, you don’t need to water your trees frequently. You’ll only have to make sure that you’re watering them at equally spaced intervals each day.

If your backyard has areas that don’t have as much grass, you can plant your trees there. You can also plant them in a bed in case you don’t feel like removing grass from your backyard.

Plant your trees in areas outside your house where there’s too much sun

A primary function of trees is to provide us with shade to protect us from the harmful rays of the sun. After all, why spend thousands of dollars putting up artificial structures outside and an air conditioning unit inside your house to beat the heat caused by the sun when you can plant a tree instead?

You should plant your trees in the southeast and southwest areas of your house to make the most out of the shade that they can give you. But don’t plant them where they may interfere with solar panels.

Plant your trees away from any nearby electrical power lines

But as much as you want your trees to provide enough shade so that both you and your house doesn’t have to endure too much heat from the sun, you should make sure that they’ll grow without touching any electrical cables from nearby power lines at all.

You wouldn’t want your trees to suddenly catch fire after any of their branches had come into contact with a live wire.

Thus, you should make a thorough estimate as to how tall your trees could get so you won’t need to get them moved around when they’re all fully grown.


Even if becoming a popular weekend activity for some, tree planting isn’t as simple as digging a hole in the ground, placing a seedling there, and putting back the soil that you dug. You’ll also have to consider which long-term location is the best for your trees. The above-listed tips on how to position them properly when planting them should make you more easily take advantage of the myriad benefits that they can give to you.

But in case you might find any of the tips mentioned above too difficult for you to do on your own, you should consider asking for help from a tree service company like Bellarine Trees who can do all the dirty work for you.

Daniel Stone
Daniel has worked in the management, cutting, and caring of trees for the last 20 years. He works and helps run Bellarine Trees and is passionate about the environment and tree worker safety. He has a wife and two daughters and he enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.

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