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Sunday - June 14, 2015

From: Flagstaff, AZ
Region: Southwest
Topic: Privacy Screening, Shrubs, Trees
Title: Shade Trees for Flagstaff AZ
Answered by: Larry Larson

QUESTION:

I live in Flagstaff, AZ and in need of good shade trees all around the house. We live in the Doney Park area (east of Flagstaff) and it is very windy in the spring time. We need the trees for privacy and shade mostly.

ANSWER:

Mr Smarty Plants got a little bit lazy on your question as it seems to me this likely has been asked [Shade and Privacy being desirable in Arizona!].   When I searched out other questions that had come in, I found one from Flagstaff and four from the Phoenix area:

Drought tolerant privacy plants for Flagstaff AZ

And from the Phoenix area…..

Shade Trees for Bullhead City, AZ 
Privacy screening from Phoenix AZ
Privacy hedge plant for Phoenix, Arizona
Fast growing shade tree for Phoenix, Arizona

 

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