Ever wonder what makes some Florida trees grow faster than others? And why do some trees grow faster than other trees of the same species? Understanding what causes trees to grow faster than their neighbors may help you better identify Florida’s fastest-growing trees. Let’s dive into the subject of growth and talk about 3 of Florida’s fastest-growing trees.
1. Red Maple
Many residents who have lived in Florida or the south have never seen the beauty of changing leaves that the fall brings in the northern states. However, the Florida Red Maple tree is an exception to that. Although it may not change color right around fall, residents can gaze at its beauty when it does. These trees grow exceptionally well in central Florida’s climate and are fast growers.
They can grow anywhere from 35-80 feet tall and 25-35 feet wide in the right conditions. Although this tree is beautiful and a quick grower in the right conditions. It is also easily susceptible to strong winds. If you plan to plant this majestic beauty near your home, make sure there is enough room for it to grow and avoid damaging your home during a storm.
2. Green Ash
The Florida Green Ash can reach heights up to 70 feet. Like many other fast-growing Florida trees, the Green Ash tree can grow in relatively any condition. During its earlier stages, the tree is oddly shaped. However, once it beings to mature, it will oval out and grow more symmetrically. However, the color changes in this tree are not seen as much here in the south. During the fall months in more northern climates, the glossy dark green foliage often turns yellow.
3. Southern Slash Pine
I am sure that if you have driven down a back road in Florida or even along a highway, you have seen a small forest of Slash Pine trees. These fast-growing trees are all over Florida and have been one of the most desirable trees for timber plantations across the state. They can often reach a height of 80 feet or more, and with their straight and narrow trunk, it makes an excellent forest product.
Florida’s climate gives trees and other plants the ability to thrive and grow quickly. If you are buying property or looking to add some trees to your yard for extra shade, keep these trees in mind when speaking with your arborist. Here at SB Tree Service, our ISA-certified arborist can help you with all of your tree care needs. Whether you need to plant new trees or trim old ones before they cause damage, contact us at SB Tree Service, your trust tree care experts.