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Thursday, May 14th

Landscaping is our Middle Name

Like people, properties can sometimes need a make-over. Impress your neighbors…
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Friday, May 2nd

It's Time to Begin Preparing Your Plants for Summer

We've made it through winter (nearly) and your plants are excited to get out in the sunshine…
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Thursday, May 1st

Join us for our latest Sales

Visit our garden center to stock up on beautiful flowers to make your garden area your special…
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The Best Shade Trees

Trees are a great way of adding to the aesthetic of your lawn; large, broad, and beautiful, they can cut a new outline of your estate. But what if these trees could also benefit you regarding the livability of your home? Shade trees can reduce the energy costs and improve the air and water quality of your home. But just as everything else, not all these trees are created equal, and some are better off not being added to your lawn.

Best Shade Trees

Forest Through the Trees

Here is a list of some of your top choices for best shade trees for your lawn.

Oak - A classic sight on many estates, these large and wide-spreading branch trees have more than 60 species available for you to use. This will allow you to have a unique tree on your lawn and offer up quite a lot of comforting shade.

Hornbeam - This is a robust and low maintenance shade tree. Its leaves will turn yellow to red as the seasons advance and is more heat tolerant than most other trees.

Maple - Everyone’s favorite syrup comes from a very reliable shade tree. They are full of branch and promise a beautiful variety of reds in the fall.

Zelkova - The Japanese cousin to the elms, this vibrant green tree is resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Tulip Tree - One of the most massive trees in North America, it earns its name from the cup-shaped flowers that bloom on from it.

Best Shade Trees

Green Thumb Wi

Green Thumb always does the most it can when it comes to helping people out with landscaping. We have been working out of Eau Claire for several years, and in that time, we have helped people and businesses alike achieve a higher quality of landscaping and design. If you have any questions on gardening or garden maintenance, don't hesitate to call us today. Our landscaping experts will always be happy to help out and lend some advice to gardeners. If you need additional help, call us at (715) 832-4553 for a quote and consultation!