Trees can be the most important element in your landscape, and also the most expensive. A well-adapted tree that is planted properly in a good location, watered well for the first year, and mulched for the first three years should thrive and grow. Trees that are hybridized and marketed as “fast-growing” trees should be considered carefully. They may grow more quickly than other trees, but they are also likely to have a genetic weakness that will shorten their lifespan.
Trees are a major investment in your landscape. Taking time to explore your options will pay off in the end.