Trees for Tennessee Landscapes - Choosing the Right Tree
Many homeowners desire shade from large trees to provide some degree of cooling during hot summer days. Often, new buildings and developed properties on former agricultural land are devoid of shade trees. In other cases, large trees that have provided shade for years have declined, been damaged in storms and other weather events and eventually have died and been removed. Owners often prefer a source of shade quickly for their homes and properties. Fast-growing trees could be the answer. However, there are some inherent problems with fast-growing trees that should be considered.
"SP616 Fast-Growing Trees," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP616-12M-7/03 R12-4910-034-007-04, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfores/58