A desirable garden feature, and important to ensure that it does not become a problematic feature in a very few years. Big trees are joyous objects, walking in under the crown of an old tree is always satisfying. Looking out of an upstairs window into the heart of your tree is a good experience. It is a resource for wildlife, particularly birds and the pleasure gained from their use of your tree is another satisfaction. Measure the space available, consider, or consult with the neighbours. Seek advice on the best way to stake and support your tree and remember to keep the area in which it is planted weed free for the first few years. Consider tree guards to protect its bark from your cat, rabbits, and deer. Water the tree regularly - for a few years, not weeks. Think of your tree as an investment for the future. Its full beauty will not be realised for many years.