Not all trees grow at the same rate. Some will reach up to 100 feet in their lifetimes, while others will never grow taller than 20 feet. No matter their height, all trees have the potential to enhance the look of your landscape. However, keep in mind that poorly-maintained trees can pose a safety risk to your property.
Here at Tim's Tree Service, we specialize in caring for your trees regardless of their size or age. We perform tree trimming services to increase your trees' exposure to sunlight, water, air, and nutrients and cut away excess branches. When necessary, we will also perform stump grinding and tree removal services to haul away unwanted stumps and trees from your property in Lee County, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas.
Here, we'll explore what differentiates the different sizes of trees, which are small, medium, and large. We'll also cover some examples of each kind present in Florida and specific spacing requirements to think about when you have these trees in your landscape.
What Is a Small Tree?
Small trees tend to be 15 feet in height or less. They need to be spaced anywhere from 6 to 15 feet apart to have access to the proper nutrients. Make sure small trees are placed between 8 to 10 feet away from the wall of a one-story building or 6 to 8 feet away from the corner of a one-story building.
Some examples of small trees that can be found in Florida include:
- Yaupon holly
- Sweet acacia
- Fringe tree
- Flowering dogwood
What Is a Medium Tree?
A medium tree is one that is in the 20 to 40-foot range. Medium trees need to be planted 30 to 40 feet away from each other. Plant a medium-sized tree at least 15 feet away from the wall of a one-story building or 12 feet away if it's from the corner of a one-story building.
Some examples of medium trees found in Florida include:
- Florida elm
- Sweetbay magnolia
- Live oak
- Bald cypress
What Is a Large Tree?
Large trees exceed 40 feet in height. While it may be difficult, you should allow between 40 and 50 feet between these trees to promote optimal growth. They shouldn't be closer than 20 feet to a wall of a one-story building or 15 feet from the corner of a one-story building.
A few large trees that can be found right here in Florida include:
- Slash pine
- Southern magnolia
- Shumard oak
- Red maple
- Longleaf pine
Which Tree Is Right for My Landscape?
As you may have gathered from the previous sections, you must have enough space in your landscape for proper tree placement. Larger trees will require more space and may grow better on commercial properties.
If your trees are posing structural risks to your building, our team can help. You can recruit our team to perform tree removal services for your home or business.
In some cases, a simple trimming service can restore safety on your property. Call us today to see how we can help make your property safer.
Are you interested in tree trimming, tree removal, or stump grinding for your property? Call us today.
If you are interested in tree trimming, tree removal, or stump grinding, our team is available to help. We are trained to work on trees in all conditions and sizes. Call us today at (239) 994-6384 for tree maintenance and removal services in Lee County, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas.