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Choosing the Right Tree For Your Yard

With Arbor Day coming up soon, you might want to consider planting a tree in your yard. However, if you’re contemplating planting a tree regardless of the holiday, make sure you do your homework first. You may be looking for shade right now, but if you plant a tree that grows too big, you might later be forced to spend a lot of time and money in trimming, if not removal, costs. You may also want to consider planting a tree that can provide you with delicious fruits that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. You can also visit to buy strelitzia Nicolai plant for your home. 

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Let’s look at a few types of trees to consider planting in your yard. 


It may seem a bit obvious, but one reason to plant a tree is for its shade. Not only can you enjoy having a nice shady place to spend hot summer days under, but the shade from trees can also help reduce your energy bills. With strategic planning, planting a shade tree to block the southern side of your home can reduce the amount of sunlight that hits the side of your house that receives the most amount of sunlight annually, thereby reducing the need to run fans or air conditioners to keep your home cool. 


With such great growing conditions attributed to the Mediterranean-like climate of San Diego, there are a lot of trees available to you for planting. San Diego County hosts plenty of Avocado and Orange farms, but that shouldn’t prevent you from growing your own fruits. You can save yourself some money on grocery bills by growing your own avocados, especially if you plan to make lots of fresh guacamole, or if you are a marzipan nut (pun intended), consider planting an almond tree.

Citrus trees, like lemons, tangerines, limes, oranges, kumquats, and grapefruit can grow very well in San Diego, though you want to make sure you plant it properly and consult your local nursery about details about its specific care and space requirements, as some citruses come in dwarf varieties.