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Old 08-13-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

We're looking at adding a shade tree on our property. Our HOA provided us with a list of trees that are permitted in our subdivision. We're kind leery of adding a live Oak, because our previous home had issues with roots growing into the sewer pipes. We're also afraid of having one in the front yard, because it would be close to the driveway and our foundation. That being said we're looking for a non invasive shade tree to plant from this list.

SHADE TREES
*Minimum 4 caliper required
Red Maple Acer rubrum
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Mexican Sycamore Platanus Mexicana
White Oak Quercus alba
Laurel Oak Quercus laurifolia
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa
Monterrey Oak Quercus polymorpha
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii
Live Oak Quercus virginiana
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia
Winged Elm

Please let us know if you have any experience with these trees and if you would recommend or not recommend. Thanks everyone for your help!
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Burr Oaks take decades to be large enough to provide shade, but are awesome trees otherwise.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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Burr Oaks take decades to be large enough to provide shade, but are awesome trees otherwise.
Thank you!
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:19 AM
 
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Burr Oaks take decades to be large enough to provide shade, but are awesome trees otherwise.
Remember burrs also drop huge acorns that can damage cars parked underneath.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:36 AM
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I hate magnolia trees. Might just be me...
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Fulshear, TX
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I love burr oaks. Shumards are pretty too. Oaks tend to grow slowly. The cedar elm is pretty and I believe grows faster than a typical oak. 'Chinese' elms are fast growers.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for you responses!
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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We planted two Shumard Red Oaks in 2016 and they are growing faster than the Live Oaks in the neighborhood. So far we are very pleased in the pace of growth.
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