What trees can I plant to provide shade in my back yard?

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Hello,I live in Albuquerque New Mexico. U would like to know of some fast growing, colorful trees to plant in my back yard. I get full sun all day, and would l would lI've some shade.Thank You and have a Blessed weekend. Debbie R.

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  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 31, 2018

    See www. fast-growing-trees.com/New Mexico.

    Poplars are a good choice, and less troublesome than cottonwoods. Know your yard size and available distance from house/walkways/driveway before purchasing.

  • Darline Darline on Aug 31, 2018

    Research your local area as to size, color and conditions for the trees you need. That way, you should know what would be the best to survive you weather and soil conditions.

  • Betty Betty on Sep 01, 2018

    Hi Debbie. The fastest I know is maple. .i have planted several and they grow real fast. .there's several types . One is red maple red leaves others are just green leaves. .make great shade trees .check your internet before buying. .Good luck .

  • Oliva Oliva on Sep 03, 2018

    Hi, Deb,

    Should you plant a maple, avoid "silver maples", which are notorious for falling over during storms...if you have that problem.

    Also, due to their long roots, plant a maple no closer than 25' from your home, and away from water lines and walkways, as well.