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Old 03-16-2012, 12:02 AM
AuntiePam is offline
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Originally Posted by thelabdude View Post
Only plant silver maples if at all close to the house for quick shade to be removed when the nicer trees back further get a little bigger. If you want evergreens consider cedars, a hardy northern tree. Maples and white oaks have an anthracnose problem.
I was going to suggest avoiding silver maples, totally. They're fast growing and give great shade, but they're very messy. Just look at them wrong and they'll drop a wheel barrow full of branches.

You could also ask your local extension office, or even a reputable nursery.

Happy shade!