A Tree Services Manchester Guide to Trees

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One of the most interesting parts of offering tree services in Manchester is the different types of trees that we come across every day. Property owners are often interested in hearing about the different types of trees available when they want to select trees for their gardens. Here are some of the basic tree shapes that we tend to see most often:

Columnar Trees

Columnar trees tend to be tall and thin and can be compared to columns or even pyramids sometimes. These trees are really useful to have in your garden if you want to make a privacy screen or hedge.

Examples of columnar trees include Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens ‘Strata’), Gingko Biloba, Lombardy Poplars (Populous Niger ‘Italica’), and Red Ceders (Juniperus Virginianus).

Round Trees

Round trees tend to be upright with a strong central trunk that contains branches which form a dense round or oval-shaped crown. These tend to be the most common type of trees as their dense foliage gives great shade in the garden.

Some examples of round trees are Green Ash (Fraxinus Pennsylvanica), Norway Maple (Acer Platinoids), and White Oaks (Quercus Alba).

Vase Shaped Trees

Vase-shaped trees are trees whose branches tend to fall outwards, giving the crown of the tree a vase-like shape. This shape of the tree offers a unique benefit over other shapes of trees as they can provide a great deal of shade, but don’t block pavements of other sight lines at the ground level.

Trees which can be classed as Vase Shaped include: Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia Spp,) and Green Vase Zelkovas (Zelkovas serrata ‘Green Vase’)

Weeping Trees

These trees exhibit a weeping shape, where the branches droop downwards in a weeping shape and touch the ground.

Examples of weeping trees include Weeping Beech (Fagus Sylvatica), Weeping Cherry (Prunus Spp.) and Weeping Larch (Larix Decidua).

So next time you are planning to plant a tree on your property be sure to take into consideration the shape of the tree before you make your final decision. For example, if you want a privacy screen between your house and your neighbours then you don’t want to plant a vase-shaped tree, instead, you should go for a column-shaped tree. A tree surgeon manchester can technically prune trees into shape, it is best if they are working with something that is already a similar shape to what you want. Trying to prune a case shaped tree into a column shape will not only be labour intensive, but cost intensive as well, and will place the tree under quite a lot of stress.

If you want more help with which tree would work best for your property, then Bark and Branch tree surgery manchester can help. So why not give us a call on 07958 495031 and let us help?