What are some good types of trees to shade my house?



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    You’re going to want something with a spreading canopy and broad leaves — and also something tall enough to grow over your house and provide shade without too much risk. Oaks and maples are often good for this. They take a long time to grow, however, and you always have to consider the risk that the tree could damage your home in a storm or the root system could damage your foundation. You’ll need to consider these factors before planting trees to shade your house. The citation provides some good tips and a longer list of more specific tree types to try out.

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