Do you want to improve the appearance of your garden? If so, you may want to invest in a few trees – but if you want to see results quickly, we suggest choosing fast-growing trees that will add beauty and wildlife to your garden in a shorter span of time.
These trees also come with a third benefit; they can help to reduce electricity bills in the summer. In fact, recent research found that a tree on the west side of the house can reduce summer electricity bills by around 30%!
Do you want to beautify your garden and reduce bill spending? If so, here are six fast-growing trees you can plant in your garden.
A Hybrid Poplar
The Hybrid Poplar is one of the most popular fast-growing trees, and it is not hard to see why. The beautiful tree can grow around 8 feet every year and eventually growing to around 40 or 50 feet. This is very impressive – but you may need to hire tree trimming companies to maintain it as it grows!
A Weeping Willow
One of the fastest-growing trees is the Weeping Willow. This stunning tree can grow up to 10 feet a year, which is seriously impressive (although most tend to grow around 5 feet a year). They grow very well if they are planted next to water (such as a lake or a pond), but there are lots of Weeping Willow hybrids that can be planted in dry gardens.
A Nuttall Oak
The Nuttall Oak is a quick growing tree that provides lots of shade, making it perfect for gardens that get a lot of sun. The tree is often referred to as a pink oak or a red oak, and it is the fastest type of Oak in America. The tree has a beautiful, leave covered canopy, and it also grows acorns that can be eaten by squirrels and deer.
A Northern Catalpa
Do you want a tree that flowers in the summer? If so, you may want to invest in a Northern Catalpa. This gorgeous tree grows very quickly, and it has large leaves and eye-catching flowers that add beauty to your garden. The flowers also have a useful purpose; they provide pollen to bees in the area, so you can have the added benefit of supporting your local bee colonies.
A Red Maple
The Red Maple tree is a beautiful tree that pushes out red leaves during fall. These trees do not grow as quickly as the others on this list; it only pushes out around 4 foot of growth a year. However, this is still reasonably fast, and it means you will not have to spend as much time maintaining and pruning the tree!
An American Sycamore
You could also plant a fast-growing American Sycamore tree in your garden. These classic, traditional trees tend to grow near water, but they can even thrive in dry environments, and they tend to grow around 6 feet per year.