I was wanting some suggestion's on whether or not to plant this type of tree in my yard. I am planing on putting a couple of these in my yard to give me some shade. I have a small subdivision yard (110' x 100'). Is this tree too big? I am trying to stay away from the Bradford pear trees because of their weak ability to stand up to the wind and storm damage we sometimes get here. I am thinking that if I can get some shade in my yard that will help the grass (fescue) hold up due to the hot temp's and also help in the fight to get the bermuda that is coming into my yard under control. Any advice would be appreciated.