A Guide to Tree Shapes
Trees come in different size and shape. One example is the leaves of a maple tree and that of the sycamores. The dimensions and shapes of trees depend on the species of the tree and how the roots form, as well as the kind of flowers and fruits it bears. Most homeowners consider these things when choosing trees that they will plant in their landscape. In choosing the right tree shape, you can also help minimize the amount of work involved in trimming it to maintain it's form. Some would prefer a lot of flowers in their yard while others don't want to deal with the falling leaves a tree can bring. When trying to look for a tree to be planted in your yard, don't forget to consider one important factor: the shape of the canopy. Tree experts recognize eight tree shapes. In this article, we will list the eight tree shapes.
Columnar trees are tall in size and have this structure with a narrow vertical shape as well as its branches. The columnar shape is also known as the fastigiate with minor differences. Trees with this shape are suitable for aesthetic purposes because of its great structure, and it doesn't take too much space in your yard. Trees having this shape would make excellent privacy screens and fences.
It is a typical tree shape with a rounded crown such as the white oaks. Trees with this shape are upright and have a sturdy trunk. These trees are good as natural shade because of their dense foliage and branches are hidden and enveloped by the leaves.
Pyramidal or Conical Shape
Trees that have a pyramidal shape creates a broad crown at the bottom and begins to point as you reach the top. On the other hand, trees that have conical shape are more of a bullet-shaped and look thinner. These trees require space for them to grow to its fullest.
Vase-shaped trees have branches that tend to grow in an arching shape. Its branches are most extensive at the top. Trees that have this shape are great for pathways because of its aesthetics as well as the shade it provides.
Spreading or Open-Shaped
Trees that have this form have an open shape and mostly wider on top. Open-shaped trees can be a big tree or a small specimen tree. The shade they create are usually spotted, but they are an excellent tool for softening fixed structures.
Weeping Shaped Trees
Weeping-shaped trees have long branches that stretch downward and typically touch the ground. The weeping-shaped tree usually has no pattern and dramatic. Trees with this shape are great as an accent for your landscape. Trees under this category should never be planted close to streets or pathways because they can block the view.
Umbrella Shaped Trees
The canopy of this tree makes an umbrella shape which spreads wide on top. Trees with this shape are good for shade, especially for patios.
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