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Best Spot for Planting Trees in Your Landscape

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Fall is here, and it's the best time of the year to plant trees in Central and South Texas.

One thing you need to consider before planting a tree is the rooting area. Be sure to set the tree at least 6 feet away from any impervious surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.

It's also important to check how close the tree would be to any underground or overhead utilities. For specifics on how far your trees should be from underground or overhead utilities as well as other tips for planting trees, check out the "Your Home" segment above.

You can also click here for a Texas A&M University interactive tree-planting guide and dial 811 to have your underground utilities marked. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP