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Hi. Looking for a tree ideas! In New Jersey. Want something strong that doesn't break easy like most would want. However, looking for something that has a "beachy" look to it. Gray lookig leaves?? The Honey Locust doesn't have Gray leaves but the tiny leaves give off a tropical look in my eyes. Researched it however and it says its prone to having branches fall off during storms. Does anyone have any better choices? I was thinking Ginko but I don't think they grow the way I want. Want something see thru, not a lot of bushy leaves and branches. Don't want to block the house! Going shopping tomorrow please help me out with ideas!!!
 
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Check to find out if the Honey Loust is considered an invasive "weed" tree in New Jersey.


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As you describe you wish a tree that has a loose canopy and birch is one that might interest you.
There are a number of versions of this tree so do a little research into the different trees.

Paper birch (white birch) is famous as the tree that provided the material for the canoes of our native Americans. It has a very loose leaf canopy. Sunlight streams through to enable grass to grow where you want it.

One of the best things about birch is they can be planted as a group....2....3....or 4 trees in the single clump. This makes for a entirely different look than just a single trunk.

but like any other tree, their location should be with regard to where their roots go and what effect they have on gardens and a lawn.
 
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New Jersey is too far south to successfully grow a Paper Birch, although a River Birch may well do.


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