Answer: Quercus palustris (pin oak) is an attractive tree with an open, broad crown - perfect for providing summertime shade. An added bonus is that the foliage turns brownish-black at the end of the season and hangs on the tree until the following spring when new leaves emerge. Other considerations include Liquidambar (sweet gum), Catalpa, Morus (fruitless mulberry) and Acer (maple). Whichever you choose, it's sure to bring beauty and much needed shade to your landscape.
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