We used to have a pine tree in our front yard but it was hit by lightning and killed, YEAH. I then planted a magnolia tree in its place. Eventually I realized that the leaves do not break down and they really leave a mess and kill the grass. If I had known that we would no longer have grass I would have left it but we cut it down one year after a hurricane. So it was time to chose another tree.
I went to Maple Street Natives because I wanted something native to Florida. I asked for a pretty fast growing tree. The owner suggested pine tree (nope), live oak, maple, mahogany, elm or pignut hickory. Since they all were the same price, and I know nothing about trees I decided to see which one I liked the best. At first I picked out a mahogany but then saw the hickory and liked the shape of the leaves better. Hickory nuts are edible which is a plus and this tree will give fall color!
This tree was in a 3 gallon pot and was $15.00. All of the trees in 3 gallon pots were $15.00. They also have 7 gallon pots for $40.00.
What trees do you have in your yard?