Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lets be green!

We want to plant a tree in front of our house for many reasons:
1)Looks kinda empty right now
2)One day it will provide shade
3)We can watch the tree grow over the many years we will be in this house.

As you know we live on Long Island. Our town, like many on long Island, have this program for planting trees. You pay $150 and they provide and plant the tree. If in the first year the tree dies, they replace it.

When you sign up for the program, they send you a booklet of the trees you can pick from and how they grow.

We are having a hard time picking! Here are the finalist:

Chanticleer Challary Pear Tree
-Medium growth rate
-35-40 feet at maturity
-White flowers in the Spring
-Gold- Red leaves in the Fall

Kwanzan Oriental Cherry
-30-50 feet at maturity
-Deep pink flowers in the Spring
-Reddish leaves in the Fall

Marshall Seedless Green Ash
-45-44 feet at maturity
-Green leaves in Spring
- Yellow leaves in the Fall

Regent Japanese Tree
-25-30 feet at maturity
-Dark green leaves with white flower clusters

They will be planting the tree in November. We will being making our final decision this weekend... if anyone would like to weigh in please let us know.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kwanzan Oreintel Tree, but the Regent Japanese tree is different, you don't see alot of those. The Kwanzan will go great with your garden in the front with all the pinks and purples you have from the wildflowers. Either way it's going to look amazing!