Pine – Providing Shade

Q: We are looking for an evergreen tree to provide shade in our front yard. What types would you recommend for the middle Georgia?

A: I can’t think of anything evergreen that provides effective shade other than a pine tree. My guess is that’s not what you’re looking for. I think you’d be better served by a couple of deciduous trees that cool your house in summer but allow the winter sun to warm it. I have a list of fast-growing shade trees at

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