Hello all, this is my first ever post on The Nest, so my apologies if I come accross a bit 'green'.
My hubby and I recently moved to a new area, to a house that is only 6 years old and is lacking very badly in the landscaping department. As far as gardens go, I know what I like, what our sun in like, and what I can manage. But I really, really, want a tree in the yard, but I'm not sure what would look good. Stats are as follows:
Large yard, full sun, dark soil/clay, high altitude. Would like tree to be relatively low maintenance (no fruit/flowering trees), provide adequate shade, and be relatively quick growing (so no elms or oaks for this girl). We live in Southern Ontario, so we get an array of climate changes - snow, cold, hot, humid, etc. Hubby is adament he does NOT want a silver maple... but other maples are an option.
Does anyone have any suggestions?