Choosing the right tree species

The right tree species in the right place. It sounds obvious, but often inappropriate assortment choices are made which eventually result in removal of trees before reaching the final desired image. Planting may not be successful because a certain species cannot adapt to the designed habitat conditions. This results in a short lifetime, a decreased ornamental value, low appreciation of the habitat and a negative influence on the urban value of trees for citizens and urban planning. In many cases a wrong choice of species take up a large part of the tree management budget for maintenance issues like pruning or damaged pavement due to roots.

The most important aspect in preparation or evaluation of a tree planting design is the purpose or the intended function for individual planting elements. In addition, climate change, the shifting of climate zones, preventing large-scale mortality due to pests and diseases are taken into account.

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