Elements to consider

Elements in the tree species decision

Make sure you consider all the elements when deciding on your tree species.

  • Altitude
  • Latitude
  • Distance from coast
  • Wind sheltered
  • Canopy shaded
  • Sunlight %
  • Soil – good / average / poor / sand
  • Access to water during dry spells
  • Rainfall – dry / medium / wet / wetland
  • Tree height desired in 10 & 25 years
  • Hedging, rows or specimen
  • Park, lawn
  • Forest replantings
  • Form—spreading or conical
  • Need for views or light through or past
  • Debris tolerance
  • Birds
  • Timber