Fast growing, horse friendly trees
Looking to add a few shade trees near my paddock and pastures but would prefer something that is fast growing, tolerates sandy, well-drained soil and is horse friendly. Any suggestions/recommendations?
Berrien County Michigan
Consider a tree in the genus Populus. Trees within this group would include: white poplar, silver poplar, tulip poplar, cottonwood, big-toothed aspen, large tooth aspen, quaking aspen, etc.
Keep in mind, fast growing trees may not have a long lifespan. In general, the cottonwood will be the tree from this group that may live the longest.