Decorative Landscaping with Trees

Decorative landscaping with trees is a popular way to add beauty to any outdoor space. Trees are one of nature’s most versatile and beautiful living things, and they can be used to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape. Moreover, trees can provide shade, privacy, and attract wildlife, while also providing a focal point in your yard. 

The staff at Safety Tree Service is passionate about ensuring happy and healthy trees for our residential and commercial customers in Overland Park and Kansas City. We offer a wide variety of tree care services, including tree trimming, tree pruning, and more. Here are some tips and ideas for decorating your yard with trees. Contact us today!

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Select the Right Trees

When choosing trees for decorative landscaping, consider the size, shape, and color of the trees. Do you want a small, bushy tree for a corner of the yard or a large, stately tree for a centerpiece? Consider the surrounding environment, as well as the amount of sunlight the tree will receive, so you choose the optimal tree species for your space.

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Create a Focal Point

When planting trees for decorative landscaping, think about creating a focal point. This could be a tall, elegant tree as a center of attention or a grouping of trees in an interesting pattern. You can also use trees to frame a pathway or highlight an outdoor feature such as a garden or fountain. And, trees around your home can lower your heating and cooling bills, too.

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Group Trees

A great way to create an attractive outdoor space is to group trees together. Try grouping different types of trees, or trees of similar color, size, and shape. This will create a visually pleasing display, especially if you intermix hardscape elements, too, such as pathways or a retaining wall. The sky’s the limit when it comes to using trees for decorative purposes at your Kansas City-area home or office. Learn more from our certified arborists today.

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Choose Colorful Trees

Brightly colored trees can add a lot of interest and beauty to a landscape. Consider planting trees with foliage in different shades of green, yellow, red, and orange. In addition, consider the color of your tree’s blooms in the spring for a beautiful and timely seasonal look. If you’re looking for a unique display, you can also search for trees with colorful flowers or fruit.

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Add Accessories

Once you’ve selected the trees for your decorative landscaping, consider adding accessories to the trees in order to enhance the overall look. Twinkling lights, hanging baskets, birdhouses, and garden art can all be used to make your outdoor space even more beautiful. And, who doesn’t love to watch birds come and feed throughout the year? And, you never know — you could end up with a bird’s nest full of babies, too!


Decorative landscaping with trees is an excellent way to add beauty to your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for a single statement tree or a variety of trees to create a stunning landscape, there are many options to choose from. With a little planning and creativity, you can transform your yard into a beautiful and functional outdoor oasis that you will love for years to come. 

As living things, trees need care in order to be their best. If you take care of them, they will take care of you in many ways, such as cleaning the air around your home and providing shade on the hottest of summer days. Let our tree company take care of your trees to ensure their long-term health and vitality. Call Safety Tree Service as your Kansas City tree company of choice today!

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What People Are Saying

  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )