Trees add the finishing touch to any outdoor landscape. They are beautiful, shade in the summer, protect in the winter, and give the kids something to play on when they’re big enough. Which trees are indigenous to Georgia, however, and why is that important? It’s important because these trees thrive and do not introduce foreign insects or disease into the ecosystem. Gordon Pro Tree Service, LLC, recommends the following indigenous trees for your exterior landscape.
Red Maple Tree
Stunning is one word to describe the red maple tree. Other adjectives include large, leafy and vibrant. Once fully grown, the red maple tree will provide plenty of shade. The average span of a red maple tree is 24 to 35 feet, and the tree will reach heights of 40 to 50 feet.
Sugar Maple Tree
If you’d like a taller tree, consider a sugar maple. This tree can top out at 80 feet tall and it will spread as wide as 40 feet. The sugar maple’s green leaves turn yellow and orange in the fall, so if you’re looking for a New England fall in your Southern yard, combine it with the red maple.
Yellow Buckeye Tree
The yellow buckeye has smaller leaves than maple trees do but that doesn’t mean it isn’t full and doesn’t provide wonderful shade. It does, and growing as tall as 60 feet and as wide as 30 feet, you can count on this hardy tree to provide plenty of shade for many years.
Sugarberry trees grow up to 80 feet but they are a little thinner, with an average span of 30 feet. They have oblong leaves that grow to four inches yet remain thin at 1 1/4 inches wide. Sugarberry trees live long lives if they are planted in moist soil with plenty of sunshine.
American Yellowwood Tree
At 50-feet-tall and 30-feet-wide, the American Yellowwood is a smaller tree on this list. As its name suggests, the leaves on this tree turn yellow in the fall, and it is a full and hardy tree that produces tiny, white flowers in the spring. It likes to be planted near water.
American Beech Tree
An American classic, the Beech tree thrives in Georgia. Healthy Beech trees can grow as tall as 80 feet and boast a maximum leaf span of 60 feet. Depending on the Beech type, your tree will either form the perfect arc when fully grown or stretch up to the sky.
These are just some of the trees we here at Gordon Tree Pro Service, LLC, recommend to our customers in Buford, GA, and its surrounding areas. Call us today at 770-282-1616 to discuss trees for your yard.