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07 February,2021

Common Trees in Georgia

Common Trees in Georgia

Planting trees is a great way to improve the appearance of your landscape. Plus, they provide practical benefits as well, such as shade, fruits, oxygen, and reducing soil erosion. But, planting a tree is more than tossing a seed in the soil and watering it. Before you even buy the seed, you should research the qualities and necessities of the tree you want. Not every tree is going to be appropriate in your area. To help you narrow down the list of options, Southern Star Tree Service has put together this short list of common trees in Georgia. We cannot give you an extensive list in such a short article, but we are always happy to answer questions or concerns you may have.

Trees for Beauty

If you want to spruce up your yard with some color, aroma, and aesthetic, then consider some of these southern beauties:

  • Magnolia: The magnolia is a strong symbol of the south, but can be grown in almost any region of the U.S. These trees are prized for their large pink, purple, white, or even yellow flowers that sweeten the air with its perfume.  They have glossy foliage and even produce cone-like fruits that attract songbirds.
  • White Dogwood: The dogwood is another popular tree in all of the U.S, and especially Georgia. The dogwood offers beauty in all four seasons, heralding in spring with its white or pink flowers. The blossoms make way to glossy green and yellow foliage in the summer and scarlet-red berries that attract birds in the fall. Finally, when the leaves drop, the graceful branches and bark take center stage.  

Trees for Shade

Georgia gets a good amount of sunshine during the summer. Sometimes, you want to be outside but not under the sun. That’s when a shade tree can come in handy, sheltering you from the scorching heat:

  • Southern Live Oak: We can’t not include Georgia’s state tree! This symbol of strength spreads out far and wide with a crown spread that can easily surpass 100 feet. Obviously, you are going to need a large property if you are considering the southern live oak, but we could not leave it out.
  • Red Maple: This popular tree can grow to around 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide in a short period of time. It provides great shade as well as beauty with its red-tinged leaves that turn deep red or yellow in the fall.

Trees for Fruits

If you want to literally enjoy the fruits of your labor, then consider growing a fruit tree. Here are a couple of fruit trees you can plant for nutrition:

  • Peach Tree: You were probably expecting this one. Georgia is the peach state, after all.
  • Pear Tree: Did you know that pear trees are almost as common as peach trees in Georgia? Granted, the climate is best for oriental and Asian pears.

Southern Star Tree Service Is Ready to Help

If you want to hire an ISA-certified arborist to care for your trees, then call Southern Star Tree Service to get in touch with a friendly professional. We are always happy to help.


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