Should I steer clear of these "fast-growing" shade trees?
I just planted the following fast-growing shade trees in my front and back yards: Royal Empress (Paulownia elongata), Hybrid Poplar (Populus), and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus cinerea)
After discovering that the Eucalyptus tree is prone to breaking and has shallow roots, I decided it would probably be best to go with a different tree. Upon doing research on the other two trees, I found that the hybrid poplar (or any tree of the Populus variety) is not recommended. I was't able to find any downsides to the Royal Empress.
I live in Northern Utah, right along the bench. Any advice offered will be considered. Thanks!