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  1. #1
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    Default trees for front lawn

    I live in southern New Jersey, my front lawn is open to a lot of sun. The front of the house by mid-afternoon is boiling hot in the summer months. Can you advise me what type of shade tree(s)that are inexpensive that can be planted to reduce the amount of sunlight in the front of the house. Thanks

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    Default Re: trees for front lawn

    Before you put in any tree, there are three things you need to take into consideration. The first is the sewer system. You need to locate your drain lines. Most deciduous trees have aggressive roots that will tear up a sewer system. Not only the drain lines in your front yard, but if they get into the trunk lines, you could end up with a very high expense of fixing them too.

    Next, consider what might happen when the tree gets taller than your house and a storm comes by and blows it over.

    The third is critters. If the branches of the tree tough or are close to your roof, then you could end up with squirrels or other critters in your attic.

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