Ideas for shade trees
Looking for ideas for a couple good shade trees for our NJ back yard. The yard is not very big (~3400 sq/ft) and it is in full sun in the afternoon/evening. We have maples out front so I was thinking of doing something different for the back yard. Would like something that is fast growing and has branching structure above head height so we can still enjoy the yard beneath. My wife was interested in Cleveland Pears, but I've seen a lot of negative press in this forum regarding those trees. Having a tree that flowers in Spring would be nice, but I don't want to deal with any fruit.
Your input is appreciated.