Thursday, October 8, 2015

Texas Hill Country's Two Favorite Trees...

Burroughs Landscaping guides you in choosing trees and the ideal location in your yard to plant them. 

There are things to consider when purchasing your newest addition, such as:
  • How tall will the tree be when fully grown?
  • How wide will your newest beauty grow?
  • What shape will your adornment grow into?
  • How fast will your lovely grow?
  • Will it lose it's leaves in the winter?
  • What are the requirements for soil, sun and moisture for your healthiest, most beautiful tree?
Some benefits of planting new trees on your property include:
  • Cleaning the air
  • Curbing storm water runoff
  • Raising property values
  • Sequestering carbon
  • Reducing energy costs
The experienced team at Burroughs Landscaping in Kerrville, Texas recommends hardy trees to plant in our Texas Hill Country include the Arizona cypress and California sycamore. 

Arizona Cypress' are native to the Southwestern United States, which makes them the ideal choice for areas including San Antonio, Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas. The Arizona Cypress is an evergreen tree, keeping its foliage year-round. This cypress grows to a height of 40-50' and a spread of 25-30' at maturity. The Arizona Cypress prefers full sun and grows well in acidic, alkaline, sandy and well-drained soils, displaying good drought resistance.

The Arizona Cypress works well as a Christmas tree, growing in a pyramidal shape featuring gray-green, scale-like, soft and aromatic needles. It produces wide, dark reddish-brown cones and develops rough, shredding, gray-brown bark. The seeds are consumed by squirrels, ground squirrels and other rodents.

The California Sycamore grows at a fast rate to a height of 40-100' and a spread of 40-70' at maturity. It is moderately drought-tolerant once well-established and grows well in acidic, alkaline, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils and prefers full sun. This majestic native is considered both a shade tree and an ornamental tree, featuring a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight and adding beauty to landscaping. 

California Sycamores develop a massive trunk with ashy white bark that peels off to reveal mottled colors of white, tan and brown. The leaves are leathery and large, 6-12" wide, and deep green in color. The sycamore produces tiny green flowers in the spring and small seeds are encased in soft brown balls that are 3/4 - 1 1/4/' in diameter, hanging in groups of 2-7. Best suited for large landscapes, the California Sycamore provides food and nesting sites for birds. It is a food source for the larve of butterflies.

It is beneficial in any environment to add and protect trees. Contact Burroughs Landscaping for their creative ideas to add and preserve precious trees in our area.

Burroughs Landscaping offers outstanding service and innovative ideas with landscaping tailored to Xeriscaping in Hill Country Texas. The experienced team enjoys landscaping in Kerrville, Hunt, Ingram, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Bandera, Comfort, San Antonio and Mountain Home. Burroughs works with home owners, builders and general contractors and considers the location, topography, aesthetics and aspirations of each client.

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