Need a tree recomendation

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Need a tree recomendation

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By my HOA's rules, I have to have at least 1 tree in my front yard. The one I currently have has died, so I have to replace it. Does anyone have suggestions for a tree that will not shade out my lawn? I cant get away with some minature maple tree either, it has to be a regular tree, although there is no mandatory height requirement.

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Plant a small oak tree and ensure it dies every 5 years or so. ;)

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^ +1

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Plant a palm tree. 🌴
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Post by Bermuda_Newbie »

What about a saucer magnolia? They have small cultivars and it's kinda spindly. You can get the multi-trunk kind and they are really beautiful all light up from below. They are beautiful when they flower in spring.

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Redtwin wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Plant a small oak tree and ensure it dies every 5 years or so. ;)
Save the Oak tree, plant a Bradford Pear! The wind, snow, ice or something is guaranteed to kill it quickly! :lol:
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TulsaFan wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:12 pm
Redtwin wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Plant a small oak tree and ensure it dies every 5 years or so. ;)
Save the Oak tree, plant a Bradford Pear! The wind, snow, ice or something is guaranteed to kill it quickly! :lol:
You could certainly count on a Bradford Pear to split every other year in any significant storm so it would stay small. I love Live Oaks, but they don't play nice with grass.

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Either a fastigiate cultivar (something that grows tall and skinny), or as @JayGo suggested, a Windmill Palm. ;) But in your zone, a Longleaf Pine might be good. They are pretty sparse when young, and only moderately so when old, then you can trim the lower limbs as they get taller for even more sunlight. Believe it or not, I have a few here in southern OH, and love them. They also give me free mulch!
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Post by ZachUA »

Bradford pears (at least the one I have) sends up suckers all around the tree. Some of them have popped up in my grass 10 feet away from the tree. Just something to consider.

I like the idea of a fastigiate tree.

Will something like an italian cypress fit within the HOA rules or are they looking for something with a wider spread/branches?

If the later then the Pine idea could work. I have a friend with 4-5 large pines in his yard and the limbs are up so high that they don't create much shade.

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I was completely joking about the Bradford Pears! Absolute worst tree ever for the plains with our wind and freezing rain. In fact, they are considered an invasive species and the residents were told not to plant anymore of them.
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