Looking to add a little more shade to your property? Studies show that strategically placed shade trees can reduce your electricity bill 25% during hot summer months. Over the course of seasons and years, the cost savings will accrue into thousands of dollars. If you’d like to plant trees to increase shade, there are several factors to consider when making a selection: size, speed of growth, maintenance requirements, aesthetics, and potential for pests and disease. 


Here are some of the best shade trees to plant in Maryland along with noteworthy points for each.






Crab Apple




American Elm




Have more questions? We’d be glad to answer your tree planting questions along with providing a free tree assessment of your property. Manor Tree Service is your go-to team of experts serving western Harford County and Eastern Baltimore County, MD, including Baldwin, Hydes, Fallston, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Glen Arm, and Monkton.