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Tree and Shrub Selection Guide

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Whether you're starting out with a empty yard or just looking to add new plants, picking the right trees and shrubs can seem like a daunting task. It doesn't have to be, though. Use these guides to select the best trees and shrubs to plant in your garden.

  1. Basic Considerations
  2. Trees by Type

Basic Considerations

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Before you plant trees and shrubs, make sure you are getting the right ones for your yard. Learn about some of the details you need to know about the plants and your garden to make sure they are a good match.

Trees by Type

River birch (Betula nigra) is also known as red birch

Perhaps you're looking for a certain type of tree, but don't know which ones will be best for your hardiness zone. Use these lists to see some of the different types of trees.

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