Trees for shade
At my new property I only have a small clump in a far corner of 3 or 4 trees and they don't seems to provide alot of shade. I need to turn this corner into a woodland wonderland for the hostas. What are some of the better, fast growing, shade trees for zone 6/7. I know it won't be instant shade but something that will provide nice shade in 3 to 5 years that I can plant under easy? My thoughts so far have been a hybrid poplar or some type of maple. Any type of tree they seem to do really well under? Just need to make a good size shade area to put them all in.