The huge tree in the backyard that provided more shade than I even realized was not in a good location, and would be very difficult to remove later once the back addition is there. It was right in the center of the yard where the kids will be able to play. We thought the chances of it surviving after roots being cut up for foundation was slim anyway, so buh bye big tree.
Don’t worry, we will plant prettier ones in the future. Our top fave decorative trees are: Sweet Bay Magnolias, Bracken’s Magnolia, Dogwoods, Ginkgo, Weeping Cherry, and Japanese Maples.
Hopefully, some more sun in the back will help our future luscious lawn grow since the front is way too shady to grow grass very well.