Tree selection

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Tree selection

  1. 1. Tree Selection Ryan Russell ArboristUniversity Of Missouri / Mizzou Botanic Garden
  2. 2. Objectives Matching trees to each site Maintenance Healthy trees Individual Goals Aesthetics
  3. 3. Site Considerations Soil types Soil ph Soil compaction Utilities Light Moisture Microclimates Streets/Pits
  4. 4. Tree Considerations Design limitations (area/size) Habit Hardiness Resistance/ Susceptibility to pests/diseases Adaptability Fruiting Strength Species/Cultivars
  5. 5.  Acclimation Fall color Winter interest Flowering/Foliage Maintenance Hardiness Growth rate Ultimate size Unfavorable traits
  6. 6. Selection Options Native species Introduced species Invasive species Naturalized species
  7. 7. Nursery Selection Structure Crown inspection Reliable companies B&B/Container Liner source

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