Different trees grow at different rates. Some trees will grow to heights of 100 feet over their lives, while others may not reach more than 20 feet. All trees can enhance your landscape, regardless of their height. You should remember that trees that are not well maintained can pose a danger to your property.

Tim’s Tree Service specializes in tree care, regardless of size or age. To increase the sunlight and air exposure of your trees, we offer tree trimming services. We also remove any excess branches. We can also provide stump grinding or tree removal services if necessary to remove unwanted stumps from your property.

We’ll be discussing the differences between different sizes of trees (small, medium and large). We will also discuss the differences between each type and what spacing is required when these trees are planted in your landscape.

What is a Small Tree?

The average height of small trees is 15 feet or less. To get the right nutrients, they should be spaced between 6 and 15 feet apart. Small trees should be placed at least 8-10 feet from the wall of a 1-story building, and 6-8 feet from the corner of the one-story building.

You can find small trees in Florida, such as:

  • Crabapple
  • Yaupon holly
  • Sweet acacia
  • Redbuds
  • Holly
  • Fringe tree
  • Flowering dogwood

What Is a Medium Tree?

A medium tree is one with a height of 20-40 feet. Medium trees should be planted between 30-40 feet apart. If the tree is located on the corner of a 1-story building, it should be planted at least 15 feet from the wall.

These are some examples of medium trees that can be found in Florida:

  • Florida elm
  • Sweetbay magnolia
  • Silverbell
  • Live oak
  • Gumbo-limbo
  • Bald cypress

What Is a Large Tree?

Large trees exceed 40 feet in height. It may seem difficult to allow these trees between them. To promote optimal growth, it is best to allow 40-50 feet. They should not be within 20 feet of a wall or 15 feet of the corner of one-story buildings.

Some large trees can be found in Florida, including:

  • Jacaranda
  • Slash pine
  • Southern magnolia
  • Shumard oak
  • Red maple
  • Mangroves
  • Longleaf pine

Which Tree Is Right for My Landscape?

You must have sufficient space to place trees correctly, as you can see from the sections before. Larger trees may need more space.

Our team can assist you if your trees pose structural risk to your building. Our team can perform tree removal services at your business or home.

Sometimes, simple trimming can bring safety back to your property.

This post was written by a professional arborist at   Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care. Robert Miller is the owner of Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care, a locally owned and operated tree service company that offers superb lawn care by the most experienced Arborists. Arbor Wise Tree Services is a tree removal company that offers stump removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, fertilization, and tree restoration. We have an extraordinary lawn care industry notoriety covering the Pinellas county area.