Trees – Growing For Shade

Q: I have a house that faces due west. The front of cooks in the summer due to the track of the sun and no trees in front yard. What’s a fast growing shade tree?

A: I lean heavily toward maples for fast growth and good summer screening. Red maple and sugar maple are excellent. Also consider yellow buckeye, river birch and green ash. I have more lists of fast-growing trees at bit.ly/fasttree.