Recommended Tree for Near Lake
First time member here so hopefully I am not asking too many newbie questions! We recently purchased a beautiful house that sits on a private lake and I would like to add some shade trees down by the lake. I love the look and sheer size of the weeping willows but I hear they can be extremely messy.
Is it a safe bet to go with a willow and if so, is there any hybrid or specific type of willow that isn't as prone to heavy leave and branch droppings? Is there a better alternative for a large, fast growing, and lake shore friendly tree? The trees would be about 5-10 yards back from the shore line and approximately 40 yards away from the house.
Ideally I would like to plant these myself. I had some other trees planted by a landscaper and I am having a hard time justifying the cost around planting additional trees at the rate he charged.
Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide!