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Best Tree Planting Choices for Fall

While we are all big fans of the summer season, one has to admit that the fall season makes for some beautiful colors. Since these rich autumn colors don’t show in certain areas of the country, we wanted to give you the option to bring the fall feel to your home! Here are some of best trees to plant that will provide a great range of color and can survive in most climates.

Pomegranate Tree

This vibrant tree not only produces delicious red fruit, but displays bright yellow leaves year-round. Some would say that the pomegranates mirror Christmas ornaments. Some types of these trees develop small orange flowers that resemble carnations, which make this tree even more pleasing to the eye.

Katsura Tree

With its thick and rounded leaves, this tree is great for shade all year long. When fall comes around, the green becomes a bright pinkish-yellow and emanates a smell similar to brown sugar.

Gingko Tree

These beautiful trees give off a dazzling yellow color that is sure to impress. Brighten your yard with these trees that date back to over 200 million years ago!

Maple Tree

This tree is very popular on the list of fall foliage. Maple trees are the perfect choice if you want to turn your landscape into a beautiful gradient of reds, oranges and yellows.

Smokebush Tree

This type of plant can be grown as a tree or shrub, but offers little yellow flowers and stalks with fuzzy pink hairs. When these go away, this plant then displays outstanding shades of purple and scarlet red.

Whether you want to spruce up your landscape or create a brand new autumn environment, these trees will not disappoint. Bring warmth into your outdoor space all year long! Do you need help planting or caring for your fall trees? Contact Grandiflora Services today! We are happy to help.


Arborist Guide to Tree House Building

Cute small tree house for kids on backyard.With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to enjoy Texas’ beautiful weather and spend time outside! Whether you’re looking to barbecue, lay around the pool or cozy up next to a bonfire, the Texas sun creates the perfect atmosphere for almost any occasion. However, taking advantage of our beautiful weather can be made that much easier with a custom tree house from Grandiflora Services! Whether you’re looking for a tree house as an escape from the busy household or the setting for your children’s imagination to run wild, our certified arborists can help you create the perfect blueprint for your own tree house! Here at Grandiflora Services, whenever we build a treehouse we take into strong consideration the tree itself, the sustainability of the surrounding landscape, and the impact of the tree’s health. Here are some things our arborists always consider before starting a tree house build:

The Tree’s Health

When building a treehouse, the healthier and stronger the tree the better. However, an unhealthy tree shouldn’t be automatically disqualified. If a tree suffers from a small disease presence, it can still be built upon, however it’s important to have an arborist assess it beforehand. Because trees only have a limited amount of energy, you want to make sure the tree has enough to handle the structure being built on top of it. Other factors to consider when assessing the tree’s health include age, condition, and the surrounding environment.

Type of Wood

In order to properly construct a tree house, using bolts, screws and other hardware is essential. Because these are made out of metal they don’t typically bend or move normally. However, if the tree’s composition isn’t strong enough the tree could start sinking or will start getting crushed. For this reason, a tree with stronger wood like oak, walnut or cherry is better for support. Trees with weaker or more malleable wood include pine, cedar or redwood. If you would like to build on a tree with more malleable wood, it can be done however it’s best to construct a lighter tree house frame.

Receive a Professional Arborist Opinion

Once you’ve chosen which tree you want to build on and constructed the perfect tree house design, its best to consult a certified arborist for an opinion. A certified arborist can look into the current health of the tree, identify any potential problems and properly assess the tree’s strength. With a certified arborist’s opinion and approval, you’ll be ready to build with confidence!

To get a thorough evaluation of your tree or discuss tree house design and the best methods, contract Grandiflora Services today. Our knowledgeable arborists and tree experts look forward to helping you!