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Evergreen Trees -- Pine Trees , Canadian Hemlock Trees and Evergreen Tree Benefits
There’s nothing like landscaping with evergreen trees to give real class to your lawn and garden. Whether you limit yourself to just a few carefully placed pines or hemlocks, mass them at the back of the property, or use them in a stately line to create a living fence, evergreens make a real statement. Evergreen trees attract wildlife to the garden, providing many species of backyard birds with protection and nourishment even during the harshest months of the year. And because evergreen trees keep their needles all year round, they’ll provide shade in the summer and protection from wind and snow during the winter months. Pines are a real favorite in the yard and garden. They come in a huge range of sizes, from tiny dwarf cultivars to towering giants, offering a variety of textures and shades that are sure to delight. There’s a species of pine native to nearly every part of the world, so finding just the right shape and size for your garden is great fun. Try clustering some hemlock trees around a pool in a quieter and more meditative part of your garden. Or espalier a spruce pine against the bare wall of a shed or garage; in a few years the branches of the pine will have spread and arranged themselves over and around the structure.
One of the most useful and beautiful of the evergreens is the Canadian hemlock, very attractive because of its delicate needles and draping boughs. It’s a sturdy tree, well suited for most yards. Canadian hemlocks grow happily in partial to full shade, making them a very versatile addition to the landscape. They look stunning on their own or among deciduous trees, and if you have need of a tree for screening out an unattractive feature in the vicinity, the Canadian hemlock will serve you well. In addition, Canadian hemlocks take very well to pruning, making them a great choice for a hedge or living fence.