Mark Cullen's Top 5 Trees

Enjoy privacy and a cooler house by planting these top native trees in the garden

Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)

If your yard is compact, it might be a match for this relatively small, ornamental deciduous tree. Redbuds grow best in moist soil in all conditions (full sun to shade). Mature trees can grow up to 30 ft tall (9 m), with a 25 ft (7.5 m) spread. Zones 4-9