Crape MyrtleWhen you’re looking to save a little money and make the world just a little bit better, why not spring for trees? Nothing provides natural, cost-free shade like a tree can. These trees can give you the most bang for your buck and shade your home to cut down the cost for cooling.

Trees that Shade Your Home

Weeping Willows. Weeping Willows can grow at a rate of three to eight feet per year. They will grow at their best near water, but there are also hybrid forms of the tree that make it possible to thrive if you live in drier conditions or not particularly close to any natural water sources.

Hybrid Poplar. This tree is the most recommended tree to plant if you are looking for a fast growing tree. Hybrid poplars can grow about eight feet in one year and can grow to be about 50 feet as a mature tree.

Crape Myrtle. If you are looking to add some fast growing shade to your yard, as well as a beautiful tree that is easy  on the eyes, then look no further. The Crape Myrtle will thrive best in direct sunlight, so it will certainly soak up all of the sun you are looking to block out.

Nuttall Oak. Also commonly known at the red oak tree, the nuttall oak will cast a quick growing canopy of shade over your home in no time. An adult oak can grow to be around 70 feet tall.

Freeman Maple. Another fast growing tree, the freeman maple can exceed heights of 50 feet tall and about the same in width. Maple trees are known for their beautiful autumn foliage and can really set the tone for a beautiful yard come fall.

Tulip Tree. Tulip trees also grow to their best potential in direct, full sunlight, so why not let this tree cost-efficiently shade your home? The beautiful flowers will also dress up your yard in a gorgeous way.

If you are in need of having a tree or tree stump removed to accommodate your new seedling, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Atlanta tree service professionals.

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