Early summer is a good time to add new foliage. Some homeowners may also remove a tree or shrub to make way for new vegetation. If you plan on adding new plant life, there are some trees not to plant. Here are the trees we recommend that homeowners refrain from adding to their lawn due to their high-maintenance and difficult upkeep.
1. Black Walnut
Black Walnuts can be problematic. Their roots emit a chemical that negatively impacts the growth of surrounding foliage. In addition, the trees also produce rather large fruit shells. This can create a mess when dozens of these shells drop to the floor.
2. Bradford Pear
The Bradford Pear is a beloved tree due to the white flowers it produces. Unfortunately, the same flowers also emit a foul odor that some people describe as fish-like. The flowers bloom early and leave a mess on your lawn. The tree also tends to split at the trunk, creating an abnormal look.
3. Chinese Tallow
The problem with the Chinese Tallow is that its root grows to very deep depths and can penetrate plumbing and septic system pipes. The fruit it produces is also non-edible and even poisonous to dogs. Stay away from this tree if you have a furry companion.
The linden tree itself does not pose any issues. The problem is that the tree is a home for thousands of aphids. These pests leave behind droppings that accumulate around the base of the trunk. Our emergency tree service deals with pests that compromise tree health.
Be Mindful of the Trees not to Plant Near Mukilteo
If you have one of these trees on your property, you do not have to remove it. Just keep in mind they may require additional tree service from a professional. Contact Pro-Cut Tree Service for assistance from a certified team of arborists.
Trees not to Plant Near Mukilteo
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