"Tree Selection and Planting" with Ryan Rodgers, Boise City arborist. Choosing a tree requires careful consideration of soil and the environment along with considering the mature characteristics of the tree. Ryan will point out cultural requirements and growth habits of tree varieties that do well in the Treasure Valley. Planting incorrectly is one of the most common reasons for tree failure. Unfortunately, sometimes the problem isn't evident for 10 or more years. Once you've chosen the perfect tree for your area, learn the correct way to plant, or what to look for when someone else plants, to ensure the long term success of the tree.