Which large tree for my yard
We're looking at having a "large" tree transplanted to our yard by a local nursery. It'll be in an open yard on the north side of our house, with easy room of about 50' diameter before it would touch the house on one side or the power lines on the other.
We're in SW Michigan, zone 5ish. It'll go in the foreground of the picture:
(note that all the landscaping near the house is being redone as well).
All the large trees in the area are maple, so we're thinking we'd like to be different. I use a reel mower, so I'm not sure I love the thought of acorns. We're leaning toward tulip poplar right now.
Here's the list of available shade trees from our chosen nursery. Any advice welcome!
Norway Maple, Red Maple, Red Oak, Pin Oak, English Oak, Sycamore (London Plane Tree), Linden, Sweet Gum, Tulip Poplar, River Birch, Honeylocust