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Old June 22nd, 2007, 07:07 AM
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If you want something tropical looking, you could always do a staghorn sumac for something a little different. They can get to 25 feet tall, prefer to be in a dry location. They sucker though, so you'll have to watch for others popping up.
Locust are a nice tree for a more dappled shade effect, get a male though, the female trees are messy.
Walnut and butternut trees are very pretty too, but slow growers.
If you're thinking maple I have an amur maple, smaller than most and havent had any trouble with mine at all with the disease that's going around. I've had mine for almost 20 years now and it's beautiful. Goes crimson in fall and not tons of leaves to rake every fall either.
Tons of choices, I love tress, wish I had room for more.

Cindy
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