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We just had our Ash Tree in our backyard cut down because it was dead from the Ash Borer disease. What is a?

nice tree to plant in a backyard? We have a small narrow backyard. Our Ash tree grew to be about 40 some feet tall, and it was a pretty big tree but not a great big tree, but it was big for our backyard. We had built a tree box around it that made it look nice.


  1. You might want to consider a Serviceberry tree. There are several different types, and they grow to between 20 and 25 feet tall. They all have multiple trunks and they look beautiful even in the winter because of their interesting growth-habit. You can find pictures of them online, but if you can go to a nursery and actually see them for yourself, that's so much better. Good Luck!
  2. Linden tree/Tilia. It has simulure leaves,shape and hight to the Ash My mother and aunt have one each. Very nice tree and low up keep. More info in source
  3. A Golden Locust tree would be a great choice. The trees require very little maintenance and the leaves are very small so they practically disappear in the fall, no big piles of leaves to get rid of! See the link below in Sources for info about this tree. Visit our website for more gardening ideas at- http://www.gardening-at-the-crossroads.com/ Good Luck and Happy Gardening from Cathy and Neal!
  4. A Tulip Tree..(Liriodendron tulipifera) Here is a link to a pic of the leaves and blooms. It's a beautiful tree http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dtulip%2520tree%2520pictures%26rs%3D0%26fr2%3Dtab-web%26fr%3Dslv8-msgr&w=394&h=500&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F234%2F550488948_d05e2fb313_m.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstokrotka49%2F550488948%2F&size=152.3kB&name=550488948_d05e2fb313.jpg&p=tulip+tree+pictures&type=jpeg&no=9&tt=21,937&oid=7d0c58aa56f5e190&fusr=stokrotka49&tit=tulips+of+the+tulip+tree&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstokrotka49%2F&ei=UTF-8&src=p A smaller tree would be a crab apple Also a Kwanzan Flowering Cherry is BEAUTIFUL!! This link shows the great shape and what it looks like in bloom. It's a very showy tree while in bloom. When not in bloom, you have beautiful foliage. http://www.greenwoodnursery.com/page.cfm/4710 Good luck...you have many good suggestions
  5. All of the answers are good ones! Think about a European Mountain Ash (Rowan Tree) though. They are very decorative specimen trees with a berry cluster that song birds love and stay on the tree after killing frost , shallow rooted, do well in almost all soils, are good for zones 3-8 and in protected 10 areas. Is fast growing, with a mature height of about 20' in 5-10 years. All in all a very nice tree.
  6. Silver Birch is a rather elegant tree with unusual bark colouring. The horse of that name also won the Grand National at Aintree this year.