Arborist Advice | Why You Should Plant a Flowering Dogwood in Buffalo

 In Arborist, Plant Healthcare

You might be thinking to yourself right about now, “Well, planting a tree sounds like it would be a lot of work, why would I want to do that?” There are many, many reasons why you would want to plant any tree.  Allow us to nudge you in the direction of a Flowering Dogwood right now.

Why should you plant a Flowering Dogwood tree?

Well, to start Flowering Dogwoods are gorgeous flowering trees that produce brilliant colors throughout much of the year.  Even when their vibrant flowers aren’t in bloom.  The summer months bring rich greens, autumn months bring striking red-purple leaves and the winter could have resplendent red berries.

Plus, being a tree native to the Buffalo NY region, you’re helping the ecosystem flourish and thrive.  But as a homeowner, you mostly care about this – trees massively help increase your property value, as mentioned earlier.  A couple of well-placed beauties will only cost you a fraction of the return you get on that land.  

Tree Care Tips

Remember, before planting always make sure to check with an arborist, that tree is going to live for decades so you want to ensure you’re giving it the care it deserves. Dogwoods like soil that’s almost acidic and well-drained. They can grow in most sun conditions, but partial shade is definitely the best for this understory tree.  The expert arborists here at Bradley Trees proudly serve the Buffalo and WNY regions and would be more than glad to assist you in any way possible.

Install the root ball in a hole half to one times the size of the rootball with the flare of the trunk slightly above ground level, then back fill with good soil up to the flare. Make sure to thoroughly water your newly planted tree, and then regularly water it afterward while it takes hold. 

You will need to give the tree extra water during the summer and fall months, especially during the hottest and driest days. But unlike some other trees, once your Dogwood is established, you will have minimal pruning to keep up with comparatively.

That’s it! Caring for dogwoods is not a complex undertaking, it’s immensely satisfying to see the fruits of your labor, and the final product is beautiful. Why not call an expert and get started today?

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