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 Post subject: Tree for Denton area
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:23 am 
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What trees do you recommend for the clay soil found south of Denton?

I need tall trees for a windbreak and shade on the south and west sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree for Denton area
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:10 am 
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Have you checked Howard's book "Texas Trees"?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree for Denton area
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:13 am 
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Nope, but it's on my list. In the meantime, anybody out there have any luck with certain tree types in the clay soil just north of Lake Lewisville?


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 Post subject: Re: Tree for Denton area
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:53 pm 
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I've found that the clay soils closest to Lake Lewisville tend to be even less forgiving than the clays of Collin County and north Dallas, so I'd stick to hardy selections as much as possible.

Large: Lacebark Elm, the Oaks, Pecan, Bald Cypress, Southern Magnolia, Texas Ash

Medium: Shantung Maple, Chinese Pistache, Lacey Oak, Ginkgo, Teddy Bear Magnolia

Ornamental: Crepe Myrtle, Possumhaw Holly, Vitex

It all depends on what you're wanting and the size limitations. If there's insufficient room for a large canopy tree, yet sufficient room for a medium sized one, I'd go with a Shantung Maple, Lacey Oak, or even a Teddy Bear Magnolia (NOT a regular Magnolia or Little Gem).

My favorite 2 ornamentals are Vitex and Possumhaw Holly. Both are under-planted.


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 Post subject: Re: Tree for Denton area
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Shumard oak fit your desire. It grows tall up 60-70 feet. And it provides good amount of shade when it matures.


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