Oak trees are very good shade trees. They come in many different varieties but pin, red, and white oaks usually grow the tallest. The leaves grow close together and are thick, so this tree creates a good shaded spot.
Oak tree courtesy of http://www.fairoaksranchtx.org/index.aspx?NID=163
Other trees that are good for shade are elms and maples. Maple trees also come in many several varieties.
Here are a few shady and fast growing trees! all information taken from about.com and supplied by David Beaulieu (check out his stuff, very informative!!)
1. Sawtooth Oak
2. Autumn Blaze maple – beautiful in the fall
3, River Birches- yellow in the fall .. paper birches are less heat-tolerant (Beautiful bark)
4. Crepe Myrtle Trees
(http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Instructions/SawtoothOakInst.htm) – 1
(http://www.bellaslandscaping.com/shadetree.html) – 2
(http://www.lindsborggreenhouse.com/TREES-ANDSHRUBS.html) – 3
(http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/define-crape-myrtle-1.jpg) – 4
The answer really depends on what kind of tree you enjoy. I like the ones letting through a gentle bright green light. And I happen not to like (and be allergic to) fir trees. Avocado and citrus trees are pleasing to me — because we used to grow them — but most people wouldn’t call them especially attractive. So the ultimate answer is a matter of taste.
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