How to pick the perfect shade tree.

Kimberly By Kimberly, 5th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/7055-5p4/
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Tips on picking out the perfect shade tree for your yard

How to pick the perfect shade tree.

Planting a shade tree is a perfect way to help the environment and also have a beautiful shady spot in your yard for years to come. The best shade trees are the ones that grow fast, grow tall and have a good canopy and have great fall colored leaves.

First you will need to want to select the spot in your yard where a shade tree will do the most good. Fast growing trees are good if you want something quick for the summertime and then the trees that are slower growing will be more likely to live for lots of years and they also weather storms better, also the slower the growth, the stronger the wood

You might want to consider trees that flower, or maybe something that makes a statement and that adds a sense of class to your landscape, pick a tree that is planted in a container, it will be easier for you to plant. Look for your tree at a local tree farm or nursery
And make sure you find the shade tree that meets all the needs you are looking for.

Some of the best shade trees to plant are:

Red Maples, these trees have beautiful fall foliage and have been voted as one of the most prized landscaping trees.

White ash trees are the best shade trees especially in summer and planted in the backyard Their leaves turn a purple color in the fall and are just beautiful.

The American Elm tree grows to be very tall with an attractive vase form trunk, blooms early in the Spring.

The Red Oak tree is a faster growing tree with a huge round top, this tree is more appropriate for large lawns for this tree grows very large. In the summer the leaves are a dark green that will turn red in the fall.


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Landscaping, Planting, Tips, Trees

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I am a mom and a wife, I love gardening, the outdoors, antiques, old historic houses, cemeteries, towns.. I love anything old.. I am fascinated with the 1800's early 1900's but love all history..

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