Naming the top 8 best shade trees can be a trying task, but looking at fast growth rate, longevity and beauty, the best shade trees shine above all the rest. The enjoyments that shade trees provide are priceless. Besides being energy efficient, they create the picture of sitting in the shade on warm summer afternoons savoring the breeze sipping on lemonade. But, shade trees also protect your house from the hot summer sun. And, even though deciduous, their branching helps to protect from the winter winds.
Homeowners moving into new construction have an advantage being able to landscape with a clean palette, though any homeowner can strategically plant one or two shade trees. Plant shade trees on the southern to southwestern location of the house going out about half of the expected mature height of the tree. Spacing out from the house allows plenty of area for the extensive root growth for these taller growing trees. Thought should be put into selecting the best shade tree for your landscape to prevent regrets years later.
“Planting Shade Trees is one of fall’s best yard projects,” notes Cheryl Jones, President of Greenwood Nursery. “While many tall growing trees work well for shade, based on fast growth and long life span, our customers favorite shade trees are Tulip Poplar, River Birch, Northern Red Oak, Ginkgo, Dawn Redwood, Bald Cypress, Red Sunset Maple and Thuja Green Giant.” Jones adds, “Once planted, most trees will be providing shade within the following 3 to 5 years.”
Visit GreenwoodNursery.com for more information on these and other Shade Trees that will create shade in your landscape. Subscribe to the Greenwood Nursery gardening newsletter for gardening tips, planting ideas and special announcements.
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Greenwood Nursery Inc, an Online Plant Nursery in McMinnville, TN, began in 1978 as a wholesale and propagation nursery. Online since 1998, they provide a wide selection of shade trees and perennial plants for home and garden. The Greenwood Team is dedicated to helping each customer become a successful gardener.
For further information or to place an order, please visit http://www.greenwoodnursery.com. Questions may be sent by email or phone during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm central time.
Greenwood Nursery Inc.
P.O. Box 686
McMinnville, TN 37111
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