From:Austin , TX Region: Southwest Topic: Trees Title: Alternatives to tuliptree and red maple in Central Texas Answered by: Nan Hampton
I live in southwest Austin, TX, nearby a creek. The soil is very heavy with clay.
I've been perusing web sites for trees, and we like the "Summer Red Maple" and "Tulip Poplar" trees very much, mostly for their proported briiliant cover even in Texas, and good shade. Do you know if these trees will really grow well here?
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