Planting the right tree in the right place is our priority. We want you to be happy with the tree that you choose for many years to come. That means knowing what you want to achieve, as well as knowing the conditions of your backyard. LEAF's arborists will assess the size of your yard as well as your sun and soil conditions and recommend trees and shrubs that will do well in your yard.  Please note that LEAF does not plant on properties designated as ravine areas or areas with steep to moderate slopes.



Thinking about these questions will assist you in selecting an appropriate tree

  • Is your yard sunny or shady?
  • Do you have other trees and shrubs, or just lawn?
  • Is your soil sandy, loam, clay or a mixture?
  • Is there any hard ground surface such as paving, interlocking brick or driveways?
  • Will you be doing any renovations or building a deck in the future?
  • What are your reasons for wanting a tree?
  • How large do you want the tree to get?
  • Are there any characteristics that you do not want the tree to have?


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