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Need Tree Selection Advice

Posted by KLSmith Ontario, Canada (My Page) on
Fri, May 23, 14 at 16:53

We recently cut down a linden tree because it was simple out of control and making a huge mess. I need advice on a replacement tree please.

I would like:

*A tree that will provide shade
*A tree that does not spit any type of black/gum/goo/nuts/seeds/helicopters/etc all over my deck
*A tree that grows reasonably quickly (I'm 59 yrs old and I'd like to get some benefit from it:-)
*A tree that can stand full sun and wind
* A tree that can stand our Niagara Region (minus 15 to plus 30 C weather)

Any advice?

Many thanks.

Kenneth


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RE: Need Tree Selection Advice

*A tree that does not spit any type of black/gum/goo/nuts/seeds/helicopters/etc all over my deck

==>> a deck umbrella..

and plant the tree further from the deck and house????

ken

ps: you may as well add... and it will mow my lawn for me... lol ... we have all been searching for this perfect tree.. forever ...

pps: i prefer oak ... but again.. acorns...


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RE: Need Tree Selection Advice

- Dawn Redwood
- Autumn blaze maple (redxsilver)
- Aspen or other mess-less poplar
- DED-resistent Elm (minor seed mess)
- white pine (some needle mess)
- river birch (some seed mess)
- Willow (weak wooded so will eventually drop branches, don't plant close to the house)

all trees have drawbacks, and all will have SOME mess. Above are fast growing with minimal mess. Most of them do not live incredibly long, and may present problems if planted close to your foundation (esp willow). I ordered roughly in order of best to worst (everyone will have their own opinions)


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"A tree that does not spit any type of black/gum/goo/nuts/seeds/helicopters/etc all over my deck"

That's the deal breaker! Umbrella may be your best option?


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RE: Need Tree Selection Advice

Sincere thanks. This gives me a place to start.

Kenneth


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