Shade trees

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Cleveland maple | PHOTO COURTESY OTTAWA LAKESIDE NURSERY

The most commonly known are maple, oak, linden and pear, but it also include the elm, honeylocust and willow.

Most popular is a maple called Autumn Blaze, a cross between silver maple (fast growth) and red maple (fall color). It will tolerate different soils and a little more water.

“Shade” is what is says, so placement relative to the afternoon sun is important.

For variety, visit online at ottawalakesidenursery.com/trees-and-shrubs/shade-trees/.