Planting trees can improve your property's appearance and so much more. Flowering trees are prized for the burst of color they provide when they bloom. They're often fragrant and attract pollinators, too. Evergreen trees brighten winter days with their color and often act as windbreaks, privacy screening or hedging. Fruit trees and nut trees produce food. Other trees offer shade, privacy and fall color. When selecting the right trees for your yard, the two most important considerations are their hardiness zone and their mature height and spread. Other factors to consider are the type of trees you'd like to grow, sunlight requirements and soil type requirements.