Trees are vital for our Planet. They are helping to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, they give us oxygen, stabilize the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. Besides all these, they also can serve to cast shade.

One of the best ways to keep your home cool during the hot summer months is to have shade trees around your house. Shade trees, planted in the right location, can help us save energy and money as well. If you are impatient, you might want to go for the fast growing varieties.

Here are 10 beautiful fast growing shade trees that you should consider planting around your house.

1. Northern Red Oak



This beautiful variety is the Northern Red Oak tree. If you have plenty of space, it is an excellent specimen shade tree. They can grow over 100 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 3 feet, developing a large, broad crown under which you will have plenty of shade.

The leaves turn brilliantly red during the fall!