August 22, 2018

An All-Star List of 10 Shade Trees to Plant This Fall

These tried-and-true varieties offer good-sized canopies, seasonal interest, wildlife benefits and more

If you’re thinking of adding a shade tree to your yard this fall, start homing in on your top choices now, as prime tree-planting season is right around the corner. Fall typically offers ideal tree-planting conditions, with warm soil and the promise of months of rain and cool weather that can help a tree get established before spring growth.

To get started, take a look at this roundup of all-star shade trees — offering medium to large canopies, beautiful branch structure, gorgeous blooms, brilliant fall foliage, wildlife benefits and more — to see which one would work best in your landscape.