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Dead Trees

I live outside Houston, Texas. As you have probably heard, we are going through a very bad drought. We're about 30 inches behind on rainfall this year. We have lost 5 large Silver Maple trees. We don't want to put in any more maples because of the tremendous surface root system. What kind of trees would do well in our area and mot have surface roots. Also we would like them to not be so expensive as to empty our bank account, which when your on Social Security there's not a lot there anyway. We look forward to your suggestions.

The Bear

Re: Dead Trees

Use native trees. There is a scrub Oak that is native to a lot of Texas. If you want a tall tree like the Silver Maple, you may be out of luck depending on where in Texas you live.

Re: Dead Trees

What about date palms? I don't know if they grow in TX, but they resist droughts and winds.

Re: Dead Trees

It looks like the Burr Oak is a tall tree that does good in Houston. Google "native tree, houston, tx" for more info.

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