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Integrated Tree Professionals Inc
Integrated Tree Professionals Inc May 9th, 2024

Is the London plane tree a good tree to plant in my yard?

London Plane Tree

The London plane tree is a popular street tree in Utah, known for its large size, dense foliage, and ability to tolerate urban conditions. It is a hybrid tree, created by crossing the American sycamore with the Oriental plane tree.

Interesting facts about the London plane tree:

  • The London plane tree is the most pollution-tolerant tree in the world.
  • The London plane tree is also known for its unique bark. The bark flakes off in patches, revealinga variety of colors, including green, white, and brown.
  • The London plane tree is a popular nesting site for birds. It provides food and shelter for a variety of species, including squirrels, raccoons, and even bats.

How old do London plane trees live?

London plane trees are known for their long lifespan. Some trees have been known to live for over 200 years. The oldest known London plane tree may be located in France and is estimated to be over 400 years old.

Tips for planting and caring for London plane trees in Utah:

  • London plane trees should be planted in full sun or partial shade.
  • They prefer well-drained soil.
  • Water your London plane tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize your London plane tree in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune your London plane tree in the late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain its shape.

With proper care, a London plane tree can be a beautiful and long-lasting addition to your Utah landscape.