Know the characteristics of trees It will allow us to take care of them correctly and choose which will be the best ones in our garden. Within its main characteristics we must evaluate some aspects, including longevity.
Longevity of trees
The same as with all living beings the trees they have an approximate longevity, which will depend on many parameters, including the species. There are trees that live a few years, among them Acacias, Loquat, Aligustre, Quince, Prunus. And other trees that live for many years, such as the Pinus longaeva who has the record of having lived more than 4 thousand years, the Canary Islands Drago (3 thousand years), Sequoia (2 thousand years), the African Baobab, Olmos, Robles, Encinas, Castaños, Olmos, Tilos, among many others.
This is another aspect that we must evaluate when placing a tree in our garden. You need to know what the dimensions of the tree you like when you are adults. If you have little space you should obviously choose a species that does not develop too much, in this case you should avoid some species, such as the Shadow Banana (Platanus x hispanica) that can reach 20 meters in just 15 years of life and whose cup exceeds 10 meters.
Check with the employee of the nursery to know the approximate size of the tree when it reaches maturity, so you will avoid many problems in the not so distant future. It is normal that if you do not have the necessary information, you will end up placing a tree in a place that did not have the necessary surface, which generates that it must be subjected to continuous pruning to get to contain the volume.
Small trees are those that are less than 6 meters tall and its cup does not exceed the diameter of the 4 meter. The medium trees measure between 6 and 15 meters and their crown between 4 and 6 meters. Trees considered large have a height of more than 15 meters and a canopy that exceeds 6 meters. Let's keep in mind that the measures we are giving you are indicative.
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