5 Best Trees for Your Front Yard

You don't want to get stuck with a huge tree in your front yard that threatens to cause damage in a storm. Think ahead and consider choosing trees that will add beauty and not destruction to your life. Our blog will offer a few options for best trees to plant near your house or in your front yard. 

Planting trees in your front yard can be tricky. So many factors come into play such as:

  • Size 
  • Stability
  • Beauty
  • Upkeep 

1. Yoshino Cherry  

The Yoshino Cherry tree is one of the most popular of the cherry trees. They require fully sunlight for about 4 hours, but can otherwise be in partial shade If you want a tree that will leave faint sweet smells in the spring and thrive in the summer – this is the tree for you! 

Size: 20 - 30 feet

2. Redbud  

Redbuds have a brilliant pink color that is sure to spruce up your front yard. While they grow just fine in partial shade, their blossoms are extensive when exposed to more sunlight. 

Size: 15 – 20 feet

3. Dogwood  

Dogwoods are the state tree of Georgia and come in many variations. They all have berries, but some are edible, and others are not, so it is important to know which you have. They are sure to add nice touch in your yard if you are looking for a medium-sized tree.

Size: 10 – 20 feet

4. Japanese Maple  

These trees are beautiful and are the perfect medium-sized tree to add some beauty and culture to your yard. When they're young, they need some extra protection from harsh weather, but otherwise all they need is moist soil and partial sunlight.

Size: 8 - 9 feet 

5. Crape Myrtle 

Crape Myrtles are resilient and are known for their flower petals that resemble crepe paper. In order to thrive, they need full sunlight. Not only are the flowers beautiful, but the foliage changes in the fall, which means you will have a small to medium sized tree that will impress for more than one season – just remember to keep them pruned.

Size: Depending on variety, 10 - 30 feet


While we're always here to help if you need a tree to come down, we prefer to find ways to preserve trees. We want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about what trees you will be planting in your yard.

We hope this helped get you started as you decide what will work best for you. If you have any questions regarding tree removal, trimming, pruning, topping, or emergency services, contact us!

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