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How do I Care for My Tree? Selecting the Right Location to Plant http://tfsweb.tamu.edu Page 1 of 2 Properly placed and well maintained trees provide many benefits to the home and surrounding community. These benefits may include: providing shade for energy conservation and helping to lower the heat island effect, stormwater reduction and water quality improvement, increase in property values, quality of life enhancements, aesthetics (flowers/fall foliage) and wildlife benefits. Well maintained trees and urban forests provide value and beauty to homes and communities. However, if planted in the wrong location a tree can be detrimental to a home’s value and add additional cost to both homeowners and the community. A properly selected, correctly planted and well-maintained tree will provide a wealth of benefits for decades to come. Choosing an inappropriate site and/or tree, planting incorrectly and neglecting to provide regular maintenance (watering) may lead to a tree that never reache...