5 Landscape Trees You Shouldn’t Plant
Trees can be an excellent addition to your landscaping, as they provide shade, oxygen, and aesthetic beauty – while increasing the value of your home. Here are some trees you need to avoid planting in your yard.
Bradford Pear Trees
Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
This beautiful tree produces unusual blooms in Spring. However, all of this beauty comes with a price, as it spells an odor that flies love, but for humans, it smells to the stench of rotting fish. Even though blooms remain for only two weeks; still, you won’t want your yard to smell like a fishery.
Black Walnut Trees
Black walnut trees release a chemical (juglone) that is toxic to some plants and robs others of nutrients. That makes the tree an unwanted neighbor for vegetable gardens with potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes.
Norway Maple Trees
This foreign species has a dense shade that prevents other plants from getting the sunlight they so much need. Plus, this tree has fibrous roots that absorb all the nutrients from the soil before any other plant gets the chance to feed.
Honey Locust Trees
If you are tempted to plant this tree, keep in mind that the honeylocust bugs often attack it in late spring.
With this tree, your foundation is at risk as it comes with significantly large surface roots. Anything nearby a sweetgum tree can be damaged, from your lawn to the pool and patio.
Finally, when trees are not properly planted or pruned, your tree’s roots can damage your grass, mower, driveway sidewalk, patio, pool, and foundation, leaving you with costly repairs. So, make sure to get professional advice or do your research.
Stay tuned to learn more about what trees are best to avoid planting in your landscapes.
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