Help me find a tree? Shade, minimal trash, not water seeking
I guess the subject pretty much says it all-My house was 'landscaped' with four bull pines 30 years ago, and they were removed in January because of bark beetle disease (it was just a matter of time).
So now my house is 'naked'.
I'm looking for something that is safe to plant near a septic system (high priority-it will be within 10-15 feet of the tank), tolerant of high heat/full sun (low desert area-blistering sun on occasion, but will be watered regularly as necessary), and not so wide that it will get into powerlines-the line is approx 30 feet up, and approx 20 feet away from proposed planting area. It will also be about 15 feet from my foundation, for what that's worth.
Fast growing would be lovely, but as I understand it, fast growth = weak growth, so I'll trade strong limbs and a bit of longevity for immediate gratification.
I was thinking of quaking aspen or perhaps river birch, but I believe they are both quite water-seeking and provide dappled shade at best; I like vine maples, but they aren't the best shade tree either.
Fruits, as long as they are nontoxic, are fine, I have hens that will happily clean them up; Other 'trash' I'd like to avoid if possible, I have an oak on the wrong side for shade that is extremely trashy, and the bane of my existence at mowing time!
Is this too tall an order? Surely there's something that will fit the bill, anyone have a suggestion?