Coeur d’Alene Urban Forestry
Coeur d’Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho. The city looks very much like a community set down within a forest of trees. It is one of the cities in North Idaho known to be an advocate of Urban Forestry.
Primary goal of Urban Forestry in Coeur d’Alene is to preserve, protect, maintain, and enlarge city’s urban forest to optimize benefits. They believe that trees provide an extensive role of metropolitan infrastructure. This program promotes community awareness about proper handling of tree population in community settings for the purpose of improving trees.
To accomplish Urban Forestry’s objective, the city has to establish proper tree care standards for public trees that includes park trees, street trees, and trees on city owned properties. For community to help achieve this goal, regular tree care and maintenance should be practiced. Seeking for a tree care professionals are advised and highly recommended.
Tree Selection and Planting Site
Tree care specialist will help you select the right tree to be planted for the right place. They will also be the one to educate you on factors that might affect tree selection and planting site. To begin with, let me tell you these factors you should consider in selecting trees.
Factors to consider in tree selection and planting site
- Size.First, the homeowner should examine their yard to be able to determine proper size of tree that will best fit your planting site. Knowledge of the mature height and spread of trees can prevent many landscape problems. This factor will vary somewhat due to soil conditions and other factors. The awareness of this factor can prevent overcrowding of trees and interference with utility wires and other issues.
- Soil quality.One of the strongest factor in successful tree selection is soil quality. Most of trees grow well and naturally in soils with pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Soil porosity should also be considered in choosing the right tree for your planting site. This refers to the amount of pore, or open space between soil particles. These spaces are filled with either air, other gases or water. Large pores allow the ready movement of air and the drainage of water. Homeowners should select appropriate plants/trees for wet and dry site.
To help homeowners determine which trees are suited for your property, homeowners may call an arborist to examine texture, fertility, salinity and pH level of soil in your yard.
- Exposure and amount of sunlight is also one of the considerations for tree selection. Most woody plants require full sunlight for proper growth and flowering. Some of tree species prefer light shade and few perform well in dense shade.
- Hardiness refers to the ability of plant to survive in extreme temperatures. There are some reference books that can help you distinguish locations with hardiness zones. Tolerance to summer heat and drought should also be considered. Dry weather and extreme heat can weaken your trees.
- Pest Susceptibility. Susceptibility to insects and diseases is another important factor homeowner should keep in mind. Every tree has its own particular pest problems and the severity varies geographically. Proper selection of trees may resist life threating pests to your trees and plants. Local arborist can guide you to relevant information regarding pest problems for your location.
- Personal Preference. Of course, you should not set aside your own personal taste. Think of how variety of new trees and plants can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. Visualize your planting area and reflect how your preference affect your yard over time.
If you are still having a hard time in selecting the right tree in the right planting site, seek for a professional tree service company that can help you loosen your burden. Call Northern Lakes Tree Service for free tree assessment in Coeur d’Alene and cities in North Idaho. Phone: (208)443-3600 or Cell: (208)610-3718.