Tree planting question - Silver maples
Greetings, I'm new to these forums, and have a question regarding planting a couple silver maples a MN yard. Is it better to plant two or three trees in suitable locations, if my long term goal is one or two, given relatively low survival rate of tree transplants? Is it better to go big or small transplants? Big may give me shade sooner and maybe a little better hardiness. However, I know silver maples are relatively fast growing and thought I could save money and plant at least three small trees and see which survive a few years. If they turn out to be highly successful, I could thin one or two out down the road. Is this an OK way to go about new tree planting? Looking for any advice. Thank you!