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    Advice--- Best trees to plant near 2 story house...Prefer shade trees...

    I am getting 3 massive (over 75 ft ) pines taken down near my house.... After I will want to plant some new trees, I live In Pennsylvania, I love shade trees, want some ideas on what is best to plant near houses, all advice welcome. Will the roots of the pine cause trouble for new trees? Perferrably something that is not too picky about the soil , I have had a terrible time keeping Dogwoods alive-nothing like that. Would love fast growing but not necessary. Need some ideas, thanks so much!

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    pwk16
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    RE: Advice--- Best trees to plant near 2 story house...Prefer shade trees...

    You can go to our Tree Wizard and by simply typing in your zip code and tree preferences be presented with a list of options.

    http://www.arborday.org/shopping/tre...zard/intro.cfm

    Be careful that you don't plant anything too close to the house. If a tree's eventual spread is 40 feet then it should probably be at least 20 feet from the roof line.

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