The Q&A Archives: Trees for front yard

Question: I live on quiet lane in novato, ca 94947 and need help in selecting trees for the front yard.

Answer: The trees most often recommended for your area include Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood), Cornus nuttali (Pacific Dogwood), Arbutus ?Marina? (Strawberry Tree), Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud), Ilex wilsoni (Wilson Holly), Lagerstroemia indica faurei (Crape Myrtle - Indian varieties), Laurus nobilis (Grecian Laurel)Magnolia stellatta (Star Magnolia), and Magnolia soulingiana (Saucer Magnolia).

All are attractive and well behaved, and all are approved by the City of Novato as street trees.

Best wishes with your new trees!

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