Filling in my Back yard
I am going to go home this time and would like to work on cleaning then planting my back yard with good strong trees. I have a few large pines (which are too big to bother trying to cut), a couple small oaks, some trees I cannot name (but look ok) and some garbage sugar gums and other "junk". I would like to clear out the garbage (that I am able to do on my own and without the potential to damage my home) and replant some good trees. I am in central NC and we do have the red clay and pines. What are some good sturdy trees that are not a headache to get to take root and will grow to be nice trees...oaks, maple, birch??? I have a couple Crepe Murtles for a decorative/entrance type tree and I have one Dogwood that seems to be doing well. We are also in the middle of one of the wettest summers on record, but things can get hot and dry up quickly. Also, when is the best time to plant these trees I am looking to plant?