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Old 04-29-2012, 09:30 PM
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Non Messy Shade Tree

Any suggestions for a medium sized shade tree that won't drop a ton of seeds? It needs to be somewhat wind resistant also. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:45 PM
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off the top of my head, acer x freemani (autumn blaze)

freeman maples dont drop seed unless they are heavily stressed. They have blaze red/orangle fall color and are pretty beautiful
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:41 AM
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Paperbark maple / river birch dura heat
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:07 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:31 PM
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river birch will cause a huge mess with its leaves.
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Dogwood Trees aren't too bad, might want to consider it.

You said shade tree, are you meaning an ornamental that will be planted in the shade, or a tree that provides shade?

Regardless, any bigger tree providing shade will be messy regardless.

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A need for a shade tree generally means that there is a desire to sit under it. Some of the trees above are not very conducive to sitting under for shade. There are other things to consider as well - insects, either flying around or dropping down, surface roots that can affect the seating area, compaction of roots caused by the sitting area, and hardscape considerations.

Every site has some very specific situations that will affect your selection. Every client has their own specific issues that affect it equally. The time frame that you have to develop this shade and for what size area are very big consideration, too.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 PM
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A need for a shade tree generally means that there is a desire to sit under it. Some of the trees above are not very conducive to sitting under for shade. There are other things to consider as well - insects, either flying around or dropping down, surface roots that can affect the seating area, compaction of roots caused by the sitting area, and hardscape considerations.

Every site has some very specific situations that will affect your selection. Every client has their own specific issues that affect it equally. The time frame that you have to develop this shade and for what size area are very big consideration, too.
Good info, much appreciated.
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