We have a HOT bungalow in the summer -- we get lots of afternoon and evening sun (west facing house) in our front window and beating down on our roof. We need a tree or two to plant in front of our house. Here are the requirements:
1)Hardy (we live in Saskatoon)
2)Trunk to mature to approx. 10-15 feet high (so we can still see out our window and watch the world go by)
3)Lots of foliage to give us shade.
We had suggested Northern Treasure Ash and Northern Gem Ash, but we're not sure if these trees will still allow us to see out UNDER them while they provide shade.
Thanks to anyone who can help!!!