Nuttall oak is one of the most common oaks of the Arkansas lowlands and it makes an excellent landscape tree. (Image courtesy Gerald Klingaman)
If you are looking for all the benefits of having big, beautiful trees in your yard, but don’t want to wait decades to reap those benefits, there are dozens of trees that you should consider. Find a list of the fastest growing trees below.
Whether it’s for extra privacy, food, protection against poor air quality, shade, or you just adding some beautification to your outdoor space, there’s a tree that fits the bill.
First a little bit of research is needed. For example, picking a variety that will best serve your needs and won’t cause problems down the road. Also, knowing which trees that will grow the best based on your location and Hardiness zone. Fall is actually the best time to plant trees, since there’s little risk for severely hot weather that might stress saplings. The seasons moderate rainfall and mild weather help encourage root growth.
Keep in mind, however, that you should avoid planting too late in the season to prevent stunted roots and frost damage.