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Before deciding on adding any tree to your landscape, consider the soil conditions it will be planted in.
Will the tree tolerate the soil drainage of the site? Have your soil tested to determine the acidity/alkalinity. Will the tree tolerate the soil pH of the site? If the soil is likely to be compacted by people walking or driving on it, can the tree withstand this? Is the tree likely to be damaged by de-icing salts in winter? If you want to plant where this can be a problem, there are a number of trees that are tolerant of salt (some are live oak, red oak, white ash, blue spruce).
|Sheri Ann Richerson|