Advanced Search

Old 04-13-2014, 10:18 AM
PicturePerfectLawns PicturePerfectLawns is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 3,184
Help me pick a tree...

We have a 40+ year Oak in our front lawn. It's about time to pull it down and start with something new. We have a beautiful front Zoysia lawn I would love to find a tree along the lines of something "beautiful" and that will grow straight up and provide ample sun light for the lawn over the years. We love the Oak, but it's just shading the lawn so much, I'm constantly waiting for the right time of the year to prune some more off of it. The roots have grown all the way across the lawn and are now colliding with the driveway, sidewalk, house, and fence line. Don't get fooled, the tree is planted right in the middle of 2,200 square feet, but it's grown enough to where the roots are spreading over the 2,000 feet into everything. I want to replace it with something that will grow tall, straight up, and beautiful. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 10:34 AM
easy-lift guy's Avatar
easy-lift guy easy-lift guy is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Venice, FL. USA
Posts: 3,333
Removing the tree sooner than later would be a great idea. Remember the root system is 3 times the canopy of your tree. I would suggest contacting your local coop ext. office for a list of suggested species for your particular needs.
easy-lift guy
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Tree2Tree's Avatar
Tree2Tree Tree2Tree is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 26
Something like a magnolia would be a nice showcase tree for your front lawn. Although not being from texas i don't know the growing conditions.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 09:35 PM
windflower windflower is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: wilmington nc
Posts: 1,075
Deodar cedars are nice. The weeping ones are spectacular if you like that sort of thing.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Page generated in 0.06892 seconds with 8 queries