What type of shade tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Donaldsonville, la
Question by lisa473
October 20, 2009
We just built a new home in Donaldsonville and want to plant a shade tree in backyard. What type of tree do you recommend that is fast growing and easy to grow and when is the best time to plant?

Answer from NGA
October 20, 2009


Fall is an excellent time to plant landscape trees and since you didn't specify whether you want an evergreen or deciduous shade tree so I'm not sure what to suggest. Magnolia is a popular evergreen tree, maple is a popular deciduous tree. I found a publication from LSU that you might find helpful. It lists the mature sizes of suitable trees and give general planting and care information for each. It's available online: http://www.lpb.org/programs/fo...

Best wishes with your new landscape!

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