Planting a shade tree near a house

Asked August 30, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT

What is a good shade tree to plant near a house?

McCracken County Kentucky

1 Response

It depends entirely on the site as to which tree should be planted. A shade tree needs plenty of space, so it should not be planted any closer than 40 to 50 feet from the house to be sure it will have room to grow. Click on this link to read about how to make better choices for trees recommended for Kentucky: Trees, Shrubs, Ground Covers, and Vines Suitable for Kentucky Landscapes

Remember a shade tree will need full sun and adequate rainfall and supplemental irrigation the first two years. Click on this link to read more about planting and care for transplanted trees: Selecting and Planting Woody Plants