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Trees near the house are species that can and cannot be planted. 100 photos of the best options for planting

No private house is complete without trees planted near the house. Important family events take place under their crown, and they become a kind of business card of the house, distinguishing it from others.  When choosing a tree for a front garden and porch, you need to be guided by the size of the structure, its location in relation to the sun, and the composition of the soil. The appearance – the silhouette of the crown and other botanical features of the trees allow you to make a choice for every taste.

Colorful photos of well-groomed plots once again show that most landscape design projects cannot do without trees near the house.

It is believed that under the crown of each plant its own special aura is created and in ancient times people believed that the fate of the owners depends on which tree is planted at home.


Cherry symbolizes prosperity and good luck. During the flowering period, this tree is extremely beautiful. It is unpretentious to the composition of the soil and climatic conditions. The dry branches of this green mascot are suitable for a bonfire during family kebabs. The pleasant aroma of cherry logs will help to increase prosperity.


Juniper acts as a guard diverting evil thoughts, curses, love spells and spoilage. He is planted in front of the house, preferably at the entrance. Rooms of the house can be fumigated by burning juniper needles. It will purify and remove negative energy.

Some peoples have a prejudice against this plant, since the evergreen branches of juniper mark the path of the deceased to the cemetery. But this once again confirms the saving and protective mission of the plant.

These and other beliefs related to cemeteries are false prejudices, but if there is a personal rejection of any tree, then you need, of course, to refuse planting.


Rosehip is another plant with a protective function. It pleases the eye with roses and bright fruits, and the medicinal properties of this plant are known to everyone. According to signs, it protects the relationships of loving couples and strengthens family ties.


Larch is a coniferous tree that changes its cover annually. It is wonderful at all times of the year: in spring and summer it pleases the eye with a juicy green cover and colorful cones, in autumn it acquires a bright yellow color radiating warmth, and in winter beautiful branches with cones create a lacy silhouette.

Unlike spruce, fallen larch needles do not oxidize the soil, but nourish it. It is enough to stay under her crown to calm your nerves, get rid of sadness and fears.


Another pet of the garden is acacia, which will help relieve tension and fatigue, encourage and set you up for a positive. Throughout the year, this evergreen plant pleases the eye with its delicate foliage, and with the onset of summer envelops the house with a charming aroma. According to signs, it promotes childbirth and can miraculously get rid of infertility.


Pear with a beautiful pyramidal crown, with rich green leaves, clusters of white flowers and delicious fruits has more than 50 varieties. She embodies the power and wisdom of motherhood, stimulates communication and mutual understanding. According to signs, it helps to establish friendly and partnership relations.


Contradictory beliefs are associated with the children's favorite spruce. For example, it is believed that spruce is a vampire, but it absorbs energy in the warm season, so that it can then generously share it in winter, when all nature is in deep hibernation. It can help those who feel unwell in winter.

It is also believed that spruce removes negativity in relationships, protects the family from conflicts.

On the other hand, there is a belief that she removes the masculine principle from the house, leading to divorce, widowhood, preventing marriage. It is noteworthy that there are no such negative beliefs about spruce in the regions of natural distribution.


Kalina is rightfully one of the most popular companions of human habitation. It preserves health, stimulates protective functions and the body's ability to self-medicate.

A red bunch of viburnum berries framed by wedge-shaped leaves symbolizes innocence and girlish beauty. It is used in the wedding symbols of the Slavic peoples.


Maple is another well—known satellite of civilization, it carries the energy of longevity, stability, material prosperity and love. It relieves tension and promotes a calm, measured rhythm of life.

The most common variety is the holly maple, but there are many other externally different varieties of this tree, unpretentious and exemplary for landscape design of the tree.


Rowan is a low–growing tree with beautiful and healing fruits, which is planted at the windows of the house. It promotes erotic pleasures, rejuvenates and removes the effect of black magic.

Rowan also teaches to restrain feelings, to act with reason and for the good.

Apple tree

The botanical relative of this tree, the apple tree, is also usually planted by the window. It is especially suitable for girls' bedrooms, patronizing their beauty, charm and bringing good luck in love affairs.


The fern is a mysterious plant with an ambiguous influence on human relationships. It brings money and good luck, but it is also believed to absorb energy and cause illness.

The harmful qualities of the plant are also confirmed at a rational level, it absorbs oxygen and is an allergen, therefore it is not suitable for growing in a room. Outdoor ferns are not so scary, but whether they will lead to wealth, there is no scientific data on this yet.

Why shouldn't trees be planted?

There are also a number of recommendations about which trees should not be planted near the house. Folk beliefs and agrotechnical indicators partially coincide in this matter. But a number of prohibitions are explained purely by energy fields felt at the parapsychological level.


Oak can be disastrous for residents, it should not be kept on the site at all. At the same time, poplar has positive energy and can be cultivated in areas remote from buildings. Hazel can also grow on the edge of the land.


Aspen and willow can be considered outcasts of folk traditions. They bring misfortune and death. Moreover, the negative impact is especially strong on those who planted them and on the children in honor of whose birth the tree was planted.

Although popular rumor evaluates pine and thuja differently, giving the first a positive quality and associating the second with death and evil, both of these coniferous trees are not suitable for planting near the house.

Birch tree

There is an interesting belief about birches. They have an important security function, but at the same time they are a haven for evil spirits. Therefore, this vegetable outpost is transferred over the fence. Birch is usually planted at the gate, putting a bench under it. So she guards the entrance, and being in the distance does not harm the inhabitants of the house.

There are signs also in case a decision is made to cut down a tree growing near the house. You need to think seven times before uprooting a perennial giant with a crown hanging over the house.

When buying an old house, it does not hurt to learn its history. The tree at the house can be a talisman, and it is better to leave it. Without consequences, you can remove all the trees only if the house itself is intended for demolition.

Regardless of the degree of faith in omens and superstitions, when planning a planting near the house, the agrotechnical properties of plants should also be taken into account. A root system growing in breadth, or weak roots, a growing crown, or vice versa, too slow growth rates, accumulation of excess moisture at the walls, and much more can become an obstacle to choosing a tree.

Photos of trees near the house