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How To Determine How Far Away From The House To Plant New Trees

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If you’re looking to plant some new trees in your yard, you may be wondering how far away from the house you should put them. It’s important to consider a few things when making this decision, such as the size of the tree and the type of tree.

Type Of Tree


The first thing you should consider when deciding how far away from the house to plant a new tree is the type of tree. Some trees, like birch trees, have shallow roots that spread out wide. This means that they’re more likely to cause damage to your foundation if they’re planted too close to the house. Other trees, like oak trees, have deep roots that don’t spread out as wide. This means that they’re less likely to cause damage to your foundation if they’re planted closer to the house.

Size Of The Tree


The next thing you should consider is the size of the tree. A small tree is going to need less space than a large tree.  This is because a large tree’s roots are going to spread out further than a small tree’s roots.

The Distance From The House


Once you’ve considered the type of tree and the size of the tree, you can start to think about how far away from the house you should plant the tree. If you’re planting a small tree, you can probably plant it closer to the house than if you were planting a large tree. If you’re planting a large tree, you may want to plant it further away from the house so that its roots have more room to spread out.

Amount Of Sunlight


You’ll also want to take into account the amount of sun and shade that the tree will need, as well as the soil conditions. All of these factors will help you determine the best location for your new trees.

Distance From House


treeOnce you’ve considered all of these factors, you can then start to measure the distance from your house to where you want to plant the tree. A general rule of thumb is to plant the tree at least twice the height of the tree away from your house. So, if you’re planting a 20-foot tall tree, you should put it at least 40 feet away from your house.

Of course, this is just a general guideline and you may need to adjust the distance depending on the specific tree and your yard. But following this rule of thumb should help you get started in finding the perfect spot for your new trees. Contact us today to gain insight on planting your next tree.