Tree Suggestions Wanted
Hi there. I could really use some advice on what type of tree would be best to plant in my area - suburbs of Birmingham. We recently removed a horribly ratty tree that was tearing up our front lawn and are in need of something to replace it. Planting season is coming up soon and I'd really like to start growing our tree as soon as possible.
My husband and I would like something without nuts or too much hassle so we were thinking a maple would be good. Our neighbor has a really lovely sugar maple of some sort with a very rounded canopy which inspired our desire for a maple. I've read conflicting things about Autumn Blazes and October Glories and, quite frankly, know very little about trees so maybe a maple isn't even what we should be after.
We would like two trees. One on the large side of medium (small side of large) shade tree which is full sun (we were thinking maple) and the other 20 or so feet of decorative tree in an area with a lot of shade from the house but there's sun too (we were thinking redbud).
Tree suggestions and information are very much appreciated. Thank you.