faster growing trees for summer shade
I'm new to Charlottesville, VA zone 7b area and our house has no trees. I am looking for:
a fast(er) growing for summer shade for south side of house & backyard
Fruit/leaves not poisinous to dogs
Strong wood/disease resistant/Not too invasive roots
we have hard clay soil
I know some of the fastest growing trees have weaker wood - so maybe I should plant 2 types of trees near each other - a fast grower and a slower but stronger grower - any ideas about good combinations?
Thanks for your help.