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O'Looney

O'Looney

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I am building a house in Cameron Park, just outside Sacramento CA. The lot has no trees at all. I need to find 6 shade trees that are fast growing as I am 60 yrs old and don't have time to sit and watch them grow. I need trees that are low maintenance, that is ones that I do not have to trim every year. Water will not be a problem and the weather is cold during the winter at about 1000 ft. above sea level and warm during the summer averaging about 85 plus degrees. I would like to plant all 15 gallon trees. My list so far includes a Chinese Elm for the main shade tree in the back yard. In the front I want 3 Birch trees on one side of lot and Chinese Pistachia on the other. In the back I need 2 more trees. One recommended is a Yellow Poplar. Can you recommend any great shade trees or give me info on the ones I have picked so far.
Also, can anyone recommend any good sites with info on any trees I listed.
Thanks, Larry
 
Darin

Darin

The Big Kahuna
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O'Looney,
You might want to read another arboristsite post on poplars: http://arboristsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=107 You obviously wont have to wait for those to grow. I am not much on Chinese Elms. The forestry dept. in Colorado classifies them as a weed until its 10 feet tall. Its more of a nusience tree. I will post some more info tomarrow. I have to run. I have an early morning tomarrow.
Darin
 
Darin

Darin

The Big Kahuna
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I would recommend an ash. I found this site for it: http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/udbg/trees/descriptions/fr_americana.html

Maples are very nice also: http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/udbg/trees/descriptions/a_rubrum.html

The pastacio I only found this site, its pretty basic: http://www.plantadviser.com/azcentral/plants/pistchin.htm Very good tree

The birch is also a fine choice: http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/udbg/trees/descriptions/b_nigra.html

You will be sorry if you plant that chinese elm tree. It is a pain in the you know what tree.

I also would also recommend any oak tree. They are a strong and beautiful tree. It might take a little longer to grow but its very nice.
Darin

[Edited by Darin on 04-24-2001 at 09:41 PM]
 
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