Tree near Patio and screened porch

Ann Conroy
9 days ago
last modified: 9 days ago

I live in Madison, Wi. I have a beautiful river birch that needs to be taken down due to rotting. It is located about 15 feet from the house(and maybe 7 from the screened porch) and has a patio next to it. I'd like to plant another tree there but don't want anything messy, anything that drops leaves in late fall. Someone suggested a Japanese maple but wondering how much shade those provide? I also want a tree that is disease resistant. Any suggestions? I don't need a large area of shade but some would be wonderful.

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