Fast growing, horse friendly trees

Asked June 29, 2020, 3:52 PM EDT

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

1 Response

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.