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Your Guide to Planting Ornamental Trees This Autumn

Autumn is a great time to spruce up your garden. It's not just about making it look good; it's also about creating a space good space that's good for you, local wildlife, and even the air we breathe. This post will cover why autumn is the best time for planting trees and which ones you should consider.


Why Plant in Autumn?

Autumn offers some real perks for planting trees. The soil is still warm from summer, but the air is cooler, so young trees can set down roots more easily. Plus, autumn rains help keep the soil moist.


The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees

Bare-root trees come without a pot or soil, which makes them easier to plant and usually a bit cheaper, too.


 

Top Ornamental Trees to Consider Planting This Autumn

Beech

Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun exposure; suitable for medium to large gardens.


Benefits: Offers aesthetic appeal with its copper-hued autumn leaves and serves as an effective privacy screen.


Birch

Conditions: Adaptable to various soil types; prefers moist, well-drained soil and full to partial sun exposure.


Benefits: Notable for its distinctive bark and its ability to attract local wildlife