I Love Lombardy Poplar Trees

| 5/29/2018 10:02:00 AM

Renee headshotWhen we bought this place we loved that it had a lot of mature trees. Trees give beauty and shade, fruit and firewood.

Shel Silverstein wrote a great book years ago called "The Giving Tree," and it's true. Trees give a lot.

In our back yard we have a gigantic fruitless mulberry tree that makes the whole back yard a more pleasant place to be when it's hot. Without it the yard would be intolerable when it's over 100 degrees.

Photo property of Renee-Lucie Benoit.

Our southern facing front yard has a large Deodar Cedar but it's off to one side and does not cover the whole area in shade, so in the front yard we planted a Raywood ash that does well in the extreme heat we have here in summer. These existing trees are all planted appropriately which means not close to the house and in such a way that when they mature they will give shade and a natural air conditioning effect.

Photo property of Renee-Lucie Benoit.