What kinds of things should you consider when you're ready to plant a new tree?
Choose a native species.
Your best bet for success with a new planting is with a tree species that is native to this area. Don't plant invasive species.
Do some research and choose a tree that will strive in the conditions you can offer it: – ie. soil type, wet or dry ground, shaded or sunny area, etc.
Have a purpose in mind.
What is the purpose of the tree? Will it be used to provide shade, to prevent erosion, to add privacy to your property? Whatever the purpose is, it should inform you about what type of tree is best suited.
Check your location carefully.
Make sure you're not planting too close to your house or septic system. Many species can cause havoc to your water and drainage systems.
AND REMEMBER TO LOOK UP!! Are your trees going to grow up into overhead wires or your eaves?