Need help in tree selection.....
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|Sat, 04-12-2003 - 7:05am|
Here is my situation....I live in Central West New Jersey (Zone 8 I think), we have a spot in our yard that stays very soggy after it rains (the water lays on top of the grass for awhile)...so I thought it would be the perfect spot for a tree. And lately, there is a sink hole starting there, so I figured all the more reason to put a tree there because the hole is basically already there.
I need help in my tree selection..I am not all that familiar with trees....I am looking for a shade type tree, no flowers and not a pine tree, just a leafy tree that changes colors in the fall and the leaves fall off. I know that spot would be perfect for a wheeping willow, but out yard is way to small for that (from our back door, our yard is 35 feet back by 75 feet across, the soggy part is the on the right side, about 10 feet from the property line). I was thinking of an oak tree?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!