Which tree should I plant?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Dig-it Landscaping, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Dig-it Landscaping

    Dig-it Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I am stumped on what kind of tree to plat at a house where I am putting in a patio. The tree can't be any larger than 15' in dia. or 20' tall. The tree has to tolerate very moist soil. The area isn't drenched 24/7 but it remains moist most of the time. The tree will also only get part sun and part shade about 50/50 because it is in a corner between the house and the deck which are both 2 stories tall. I live in zone 5. I know my plant material pretty well but im just stumped on this one. Thankyou in advance for any help.
     
  2. FoxDen

    FoxDen LawnSite Member
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    What about a Harry Lauder's Walking Stick tree?? I think they are in the Willow family and will tolerate moist soil. Also; they dont grow really big. They are the trees with the "corkscrew" branches.
     
  3. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How bout a nice multi-stemmed river birch. Will tolerate the moisture, in general stay within the spec'd size range, and should tolerate the shade.
     

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