A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Redoing Your Landscaping? You May Want To Remove These Ornamental Trees

by Terri Holmes

If you are planning on redoing your landscaping, your initial thought may be to keep all of the decorative and ornamental trees in place. This may seem easier in the long run since having trees removed often requires the help of professionals. But actually, having ornamental trees removed is not that hard, and there are some cases in which removing certain trees will save you time, money, and effort in the long run.

Here are a few ornamental trees you may want to remove if you have them in your yard. 

Mimosa Trees

Mimosa trees are sometimes planted because people like their bright, pink, puffy flowers and fern-like leaves. It's hard to deny that these trees are attractive when they are at their peak. However, the flowers make a huge mess when they fall off, and the seedpods that mimosa trees drop are also toxic to dogs and some other animals. If you ever plan on having a dog or having friends' dogs visit your property, then you might want to have your mimosa tree removed. Removing the tree will also keep you from having to continually pull tiny little mimosa seedlings out of your flower beds every spring. These trees are prolific!

Southern Magnolia

Southern magnolia trees are known for their huge flowers. However, they also tend to attract a lot of bugs. Plus, these trees really need a lot of space to grow healthy and strong. Many people plant them in smaller spaces, and they never really thrive. If your southern magnolia has sparse leaves and just looks a little drab, it's probably not well suited to the size of your yard or your soil quality. Have it removed, and if you really miss having a flowering tree, consider replacing it with a smaller species, such as a dwarf crabapple.

Western Redbud

The western redbud is another type of tree that is known for its messy seedpods. They are lightweight enough that they get blown around in the wind and can make a mess over your entire yard. Additionally, western redbud trees tend to have pretty fragile wood, so they suffer a lot of storm damage and may require frequent trimming. If you have the western redbud removed, you'll save yourself a lot of landscaping maintenance work in the coming years.

If you have any of these ornamental trees in your yard, you may want to remove them when you're redoing your landscape. Talk to a tree removal company to learn more.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!