It’s pretty easy to plant a tree.
Picking out the right one for your property is the hard part. Some trees grow better in certain areas and there are a wide variety of trees to choose from in any given geographic region.
If I were to pick out a tree to grow in my back yard, I would probably choose one that has nuts or fruit on it. So I would plant peach trees. These trees don’t get very large and can be planted in small groups to enable cross fertilization. The bumble bee Pollination of fruit tress sometimes requires there being more than one of the same species of tree to insure this process or there won’t be much fruit in the summertime.
Most garden centers provide baby trees with enough dirt to get it started and then you must dig deep enough to make certain the base of the tree is at or just below the ground level and cultivated sufficiently to insure healthy rooting when planted in the yard. If everyone took out the time to grow a tree or two or three in their yards in the city, where summer heat waves create a heat island effect because of the cement roadways and the car emissions putting CO2 in the air, then the overall temperature could quite possibly be lowered significantly enough to make it more comfortable for everyone concerned.
If you like shrubs more and have limited space in your yard then consider planting Boxwood at about 3 feet apart to create a hedgerow for your property. We have a huge Oak in our back yard that hangs over into the next door neighbor’s driveway. Guess where he parks his car when he’s not at work? Right under the shade of our huge oak tree.
Trees provide shade, nesting for birds, help absorb sounds like traffic, and they are essential for life on Planet Earth. We can’t ignore the reality that man is destroying trees at such a rate that life as we know it would be over forever. There are numerous articles on line about deforestation of rain forests to name one such category.
A good place to go to learn about planting trees in your neighborhood :