Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Southern tree lighting

Nashville maple tree lighting

This Maple tree is a Nashville native, and would make the perfect candidate for tree lighting in the landscape.

Among the many memorable things the South is noted for, its glorious variety of native trees has to be at the top of the list. From the spanish moss that covers the Live oaks of the eerily beautiful streets of  historic Georgia, tothe Bald Cypress trees that line the great Mississippi. Tennessee has a wide variety of native trees that are a pleasure to look at too,  such as a plethora of Oaks, Maples, Dogwoods, Poplars and Birches. Many of the trees that thrive naturally in Tennessee our among the favorites used by homeowners as a foundation to their landscape. Along with the native specimens, a wide variety of ornamental trees can also be seen in the yards of Tennesseans.

Nashville ornamental weeping tree lighting

Weeping tree varieties, like this unique miniature weeping evergreen look beautiful under a soft wash of light.

With the beauty that surrounds us in the abundance of specimen conifers here in the South, it is a no-brainer that trees deserve their place in any outdoor lighting design. We think that tree lighting is one of the most subtle ways to light your landscape without overpowering it. Tree lighting can also create a focal point of interest in the landscape. Trees like Crepe Myrtles, Japanese maples, peeling River Birches, and weeping varieties of trees make a phenomenal impact in the landscape under the soft wash of outdoor lighting. Ornamental trees  also add visual interest throughout the changing seasons. A Crepe Myrtle for example has an interesting form throughout the winter and blooms heavily in the mid-summer to early fall, the large bloom buds that are present in the early Spring mimic the look of large rose hips and are also very interesting. Weeping cherries, weeping mulberries and even weeping pussy willow trees are alive from season to season with dramatic changes, from a tree with hauntingly elegant branching  changing to colors of pink, whites and reds to an eventual tree weeping with green leaves.

Nashville Japanese Maple lighting

The unique form and wide-spreading branches of the Japanese Maple make it a perfect tree for focal tree lighting.

We use a combination of up lighting to accentuate the height and presence of the tree, well lights, wide bulbs and even moonlighting in some cases to bring out the best features of the tree your lighting. With Japanese maples for instance the best light to use is the well light. Two fixtures placed at the canopy of the tree at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock with 60 degree wide bulbs create a mystical look when the light filters through the leaves of these exotic trees.

Nashville Crepe Myrtle tree lighting

Crepe Myrtles add interest to the landscape year round, and change season to season making them perfect for tree lighting.

No matter what species of native, ornamental or exotic tree you treasure in your landscape we can make it even more stunning by adding outdoor tree lighting. We can turn your landscape from elegant by day to stunning by night. Tree lighting will add curb appeal and make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about tree lighting, landscape lighting and every genre of outdoor lighting.

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can call us at  (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at : olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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