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 Post subject: Good Tree for Small Yard
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:55 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:49 pm
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Location: Lake Dallas,TEXAS
My front yard is quite small, 20' x 30', with a southern exposure. I'd really like to put a tree in the yard, but am worried about getting something that will be too big. I was thinking of a redbud? Any other suggestions?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:12 pm 

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Location: Dallas,TEXAS
How big is "not too big"? Have you looked at Howard's Texas Tree Book? In the back, it seperates trees by fall color, size etc.. very handy guide for trees that are native or do well here.

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 Post subject: small tree for small lot
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:54 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:48 am
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Location: mesquite,TEXAS
Please give yourself some time in doing research and have patience.
Look up Golden raintree, Eve's Necklace (Sophora affinis) this is a native tree, or Lacy Oak(Quercus laceyi). And also keep Redbud in mind, Oklahoma redbud.

I always kick myself when I see these trees in zerolot properties. I have a zerolot, about your size, and I purchased a chinese pistachio, all because I was not patient and did not reserch nurseries. After some time I found these trees at a local nursery.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:11 pm 

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Location: dallas,TEXAS
lou_midlothian_tx wrote:
I highly recommend you get Shantung Maple 'Fire Dragon' (

Lou, are you getting a commission for pimping Keith's trees yet? ;-)

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