Best Big Trees for the Landscape
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Sean Zieche from Davey's Glen Ellyn, Illinois,  office shares some of his favorite big trees for the landscape, as well as why it's important to plant a big tree in the right spot.

We are celebrating our one-year podcast anniversary this month with a Davey Bluetooth earbuds giveaway! To enter, head to our Facebook page @DaveyTree or our LinkedIn page @TheDaveyTreeExpertCompany to learn how to enter. This week we're sharing some of our favorite stories over the past year of how our arborists came to find their careers in arboriculture.

In this episode we cover:

  • Big trees (1:03)
  • Planting a big tree (1:56)
  • Native trees (4:35)
  • Hackberry (6:36)
  • Willow (9:15)
  • Trees for birds (10:26)
  • Chicago lustre (11:06)
  • Hickory and oak trees (11:42)
  • Having a professional (13:06)
  • Shagbark hickory (14:37)
  • Black cherry and pecan trees (16:57)
  • Kentucky coffeetree (18:47)
  • How Sean became an arborist (20:24)

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

To learn more about big trees being planted too close to the house, read our blog, Buying a House with Big, Mature Trees Near House or Foundation.
To learn more about the benefit of planting native trees,  read our blog, Benefits of Planting Trees Native to Your Region.

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