[Total: 0 Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote greeniedigs.com We have gotten this question so many times: what shade tree should I plant? There are so many different options of shade trees to choose from, and each one has its own pros and cons. Today we want to share 3 different shade trees we are growing in our yard, and hope that it helps give you some ideas of what is appropriate for your gardening needs. When we first started gardening a few years ago, we planted mangos, bananas, avocados, and guavas in our blank-slate of a back yard, and wondered why they wouldn’t survive. We put up stakes and shade cloth to protect our baby fruit trees from the intense Arizona summer sun, but it wasn’t enough. After we started adding shade trees, we were able to watch our backyard transform into a an oasis! With the addition of shade trees, we now had microclimates that were able to protect our fruit trees from sun, wind, and even frost! We truly believe that natural shade is the way to go, and if we had to start all over again, we would start with shade trees. In this video, we show you the sissoo (or Indian rosewood), the Chinese elm, and the tipuana tipu. Each species does provide quick shade, but it’s important to know what you are planting before you actually put it in the ground. Sissoos are known for having invasive roots, and can even send up shoots from those roots, creating a crazy sissoo forest when you intended to have a food forest! We will sadly be taking this tree out in the fall, and will definitely be documenting that experience. However, there are some awesome shade trees that we can replace it with, and we are excited […]
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