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Tree Planting

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

― Nelson Henderson

Trees provide innumerable benefits to us. From lowering energy costs and raising property values to our general well being, green spaces are vital to us and the world we live in. At Heartwood, we offer a variety of planting services. Our ISA Certified Arborists can help you devise the best plan for your landscape, source your plant material, install the trees and shrubs, and provide all the aftercare necessary for your plants to flourish and thrive.

Tree Planting Lists

Small/ Medium Maturing Trees

Trident maple -Acer buergerianum (Good for poorly drained soils) Japanese maple -Acer palmatum ‘Blood Good’

  • ‘Crimson Queen’
  • ‘Ever Red’
  • ‘Garnet’
  • ‘Red Select’
  • ‘Red Dragon’
  • ‘Viridis’

Serviceberry -Amelanchier laevis European hornbeam -Carpinus betulRedbud -Cercis canadensis

Flowering Dogwood -Cornus florida

Kousa Dogwood -Cornus kousa

Winter King Hawthorn -Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’ Carolina Silverbelle -Halesia caroliniana

Golden Rain Tree -Koelreuteria paniculata Crape Myrtle -Lagerstromia indica Sweetbay Magnolia -Magnolia virginiana Southern Magnolia -Magnolia grandiflora Star Magnolia -Magnolia stellata

Saucer Magnolia -Magnolia soulangiana Japanese Black Pine -Pinus thunbergii Purple Leaf Plum -Prunus cerasifera

Kwanzan Cherry -Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ Okame Cherry -Prunus okame

Weeping Cherry -Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’ Higan Cherry -Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ Yoshino Cherry -Prunus yedoensis
Japanese Snowbell -Styrax japonicus

Overstory Trees (>= 1,600 sq. ft. of canopy at maturity): Overstory trees typically reach a Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) greater than 25 inches and a height greater than 60 feet at maturity.

Required spacing: minimum 35 feet on center between both existing and replacement trees in this category.
Oaks

Saw Tooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)

  • White Oak (Quercus alba)
  • Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) (Good for poorly drained soils)
  • Nuttall Oak (Quercus nuttallii )

Willow Oak -Quercus phellos

Red MapleAcer rubrum (Good for poorly drained soils)

Acer rubrum ‘Red Sun’

Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’

Sugar Maple –Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’

Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’

River BirchBetula nigra (Good for poorly drained soils) Deodara Cedar –Cedrus deodara

European BeechFagus sylvatica

Maiden Hair TreeGinkgo biloba

Honey LocustGleditsia tricanthos ‘Shade Master’ (Good for poorly drained soils) Tulip Poplar –Liriodendron tulipifera (Good for poorly drained soils)

Loblolly PinePinus taeda

Babylon Weeping WillowSalix babylonica Cock Screw Willow –Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’ Bald Cypress –Taxodium distichum

Little Leaf LindenTilia cordata Eastern Hemlock –Tsuga canadensis Lace Bark Elm –Ulmus parvifolia Japanese Zelkova –Zelkova serrulata

Trees for Screen Planting Japanese CryptomeriaCryptomeria japonica Lelyland Cypress –xCupressocyparis leylandii Foster Holly –Ilex attenuata ‘Fosteri’ American Holly –Ilex opaca

Savanna HollyIlex attenuata ‘Savannah’ Nelly Stevens Holly –Ilex ‘Nelly Stevens’ Emily Bruner Holly –Ilex ‘Emily Bruner’

Oak Leaf HollyIlex hybrida ‘Conaf’ Oak Leaf

Western Red CedarThuja plicata (Good for poorly drained soils) Eastern White Cedar –Thuja occidentalis (Good for poorly drained soils)

We follow the guidelines set forth by the City of Charlotte’s Standards and International Society of Arboriculture Best Practices with our tree and shrub installations.

 “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

― Martin Luther

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” 

― Chinese proverb

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