Looking for Tree Recommendations
Hello all, first time poster, but a long time reader.
I live in SW Ohio and when I bout my house 2 yrs ago it's landscape was highly neglected so I have now removed all the dead and overgrown, now I'm ready to replace. Primarily I am looking for trees.
I have a small suburban lot. (1/4 acre). I currently have NO trees. So I have two main areas I would like suggestions for.
1. Front yard, everyone else on my street has a Bradford/cleveland Pear. I don't want one. so what would you reccomend. It will sit on the East side of the house and get full sun until lat in the evening when the house finally shades it. I have very well drained gravely soil.
I was thinking of an 1. Autumn Blaze or October Glory Maple 2. A red oak 3. give me some other choices.
Secondly the back yard, I have the two story side of my house facing due west. I would love to plant some trees here that would eventually give some shade to the house. What would you suggest in the back?
A couple red oaks mixed with a tulip poplar or two? I'm a real novice here and don't know where to start.
I know it will definitely take more time than I'd like, but budget is a factor, so I will be starting with small trees, maybe even seedlings.
Thanks in advance for the help!