The Q&A Archives: Large Shade Tree

Question: What can I plant to replace a large oak tree to provide shade for our south facing house

Answer: Colorado State Univeristy recommends the following trees for your area: Acer ginnala (Amur Maple); Catalpa speciosa (Western Catalpa); Celtis occidentalis (Common Hackberry); Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Green Ash). Hope one of these is just right for your landscape.

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