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Selecting Landscape Trees- Introduction:
Selecting a young tree is the best basis for having a healthy mature tree, but it is complicated. First, you have to consider the intended function and planting location of the tree as we discussed in Right tree / Right place.
In general, the tree should appear healthy, with good green color in the leaves (if present), a thick stem to prevent trunk swaying, and a suitable canopy that is not top-heavy. But the tree itself has the most critical factors to consider.
For more information, choose from the root, trunk, or branch links at the top of the page.
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