Shade and ornamental tree placement - Need Recommendations
Last year we purchased the rental house beside us and tore it down leaving a bare lot that we recently seeded. We will be removing the current driveway that is crowding the house and using the driveway from the house we tore down. Currently our camper sits at the end of the “new” driveway. It will remain there during the warmer months. This fall I would like to plant some trees and I am looking for ideas. I know the current landscaping needs attention but I would rather get the trees started first. We are located in Central Iowa.
I thought about planting 3 ornamental trees along the “new” driveway to break up the view of the neighbor’s house and add visual appeal. I’m stumped on what to do about the shade tree or trees however. Do I put something up by the street? Only plant one large shade tree to the west of the house? I’m really struggling with how to place trees on this lot. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Trees I have considered:
*Red Oak, Pin Oak, Scarlet Oak (anything not maple)
*River Birch (will take manual watering)
*Redbud, Prairie Fire Crabapple
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