An excellent shade tree can be your BFF on a warm summer day.
Lounge underneath to keep out of the heat. Duck go beneath the branches during a cloudburst. Reduce your home’s utility costs by planting shade trees to stop the sunrays from coming into your home.
The trouble is, trees don’t produce shade overnight. It takes several years for an excellent shade tree to mature. You might even have to hire a tree specialist to assist.
Five Favorite Fast-Growing Shade Trees
However, some trees grow quicker than others. Whether you desire shade or just a good-looking tree in your Buffalo landscape, here’s five of the best trees for the New York area.
Northern Red Oak
The Northern Red Oak is a great tree, and with a growth rate of two feet per year, you don’t have to wait very long to relax under its branches. Additionally, it’s known for vivid red fall color.
This tree typically grows 60-75 feet high at maturity with an impressive canopy spread of around 45 feet. Its crunchy acorns offer a flavorsome feast for wild turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, whitetail deer, and blue jays.
This is one of the most favorably recommended quickest-growing trees. It grows close to eight feet annually. You can almost watch it grow. At maturity, it becomes 40-50 feet.
Autumn Blaze Maple
The name says it all. This is a fall beauty with dazzling orange-red leaves. The Autumn Blaze is a combination of two legendary trees, the silver, and red maples.
Also, it’s the quickest-growing maple, with three to five feet of growth per year. At maturity, Autumn Blaze maples get around 50 feet tall and 40 feet wide with a curved crown.
Best known for its unique cinnamon-colored bark, the river birch is a landscape wonder.
While it grows naturally around river banks, it’s just at home in the landscape, providing spreading limbs at a rapid rate.
It grows between 13-24 inches per year with a final height of 40-70 feet high and a 40-60 feet spread.
Titled for the shape of their flowers, these trees require lots of room to grow. This quick grower (over two feet per year) flourishes up to 90 feet tall. So, you might not see a lot of the yellow-green lowers at the top. But you can value its golden fall leaves.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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