Shade Trees

Best 6 Shade Trees To Grow In Boise Idaho

It is a good idea to research shade trees for your environment regardless of where you live.  When choosing shade trees, you should consider the type, their mature size, and the type of climate in which they thrive.

There are several shade trees that are well suited for Boise.  A Class 3 tree is a large shade tree.  Their size can increase quite a bit, and they provide plenty of shade and windbreaks. You can choose from shade trees such as Weeping Willows, Red Oaks, and Black Cottonwoods in Boise.

On the City of Boise Parks and Recreation website, you can find more information about shade trees and class three trees.  There are helpful articles, terminology, and guides available.

Your ISA Certified Arborist in Boise will recommend you plant shade trees.  You can save on energy costs by planting shade trees around your home and workplace. 

The shade provided by trees helps to lower cooling costs in the summertime.  Your home will be protected from the wind during the winter months by shade trees, which can lower heating bills.

If you are planning to plant shade trees in your yard, Mountain West Arbor Care is ready to help you get the job done.  The ISA Certified Arborists at Arbortech will walk your property with you, listen to your concerns or suggestions, and make a recommendation.

Following that, we will give you a thorough explanation of all of the services we are offering and give you our recommendations. Furthermore, we’ll offer you a free, no-obligation quotation at no cost to you.

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree

The typical maple provides brilliant color in fall…but the Crimson Sentry Maple Tree does it all, showing off its beautiful purple leaves all summer. Anywhere you live, north or south, the Crimson Sentry delivers its bold, vibrant tones.

Plus, its heavy branching and tall silhouette mean the Crimson fits in with nearly any design.

The Crimson Sentry won’t take up an enormous space, so it’s great for small yards as well. Summer foliage turns maroon and fall foliage takes on a reddish-bronze tone this time of year.


Quaking Aspen Tree


Quaking Aspen trees are known as a species of aspen that are tolerant to adverse weather conditions and are able to grow up to 5 feet per year. Even more so because you’ll love the stunning colors of this place during the fall. It has been noted that the Quaking Aspen thrives quite well in cold climates and on poor soils.

You’ll be delighted to see bright yellow leaves in the fall, which contrast beautifully with the white bark of your new tree.

In every sense, the Quaking Aspen is an amazing tree…and it gets its name from its heart-shaped leaves…as well as its tendency to tremble or quake when a light breeze passes through it.


Crimson King Maple


The color of maple leaves is brilliant in the fall, but the purple leaves of the Crimson King Maple Tree shine all summer long and include the red, yellow, and orange of the rest of the leaves.

Even in very cold climates, Crimson King Maples are known for the vivid, purple foliage they produce. As one of the very few trees that bloom in northern states, these trees are not only attractive but a high performer as well.

You don’t have to be concerned about what kind of soil you plant your trees in because your Crimson King Maple will give you a beautiful color no matter where you plant them.

Easily maintained from the spring until the fall, your trees will keep their purple foliage for a long time. Plus, the Crimson King Maple provides dense shade, keeping your house and yard out of the hot sun.

Royal Frost® Birch Tree

Featuring vibrant purple foliage combined with eye-catching exfoliating bark, the Royal Frost® is unlike any other tree. Moreover, with its upright habit and pyramidal structure, it stands out from the usual shade trees in that it provides a unique kind of shade.

From season to season, this leafy tree blooms with a variety of beautiful benefits, making it even more delightful. As a deciduous tree, despite its characteristics, the sleek white bark of this deciduous tree provides visual interest throughout the entire year.

During the spring months, the foliage emerges burgundy, then changes to purple, then to deep red in the winter. It turns your drab winter yard into a front-page-worthy landscape, owing to its showy appearance year-round.

‘Golden Curls’ Corkscrew Willow

Golden Curls Corkscrew Willow is known for its attractive foliage and golden bark during the winter season, where it lives up to its name. And with the further bonus of growing hardy in temperatures as low as -30 degrees, as well as a graceful upright growth habit, this is an eye-catching shade tree among many others.

In other words, the Golden Curl combines all that is good about both worlds.

This beautiful Willow gives you a stunning look as well as peace of mind that this plant requires very little maintenance and thrives on a wide selection of soil types. 

Purple Fountain Weeping Beech Tree

An eye-catching focal point creates a focal point with rich, dark purple foliage and a cascading silhouette.

The color, shape, and texture of this tree are unmatched. The upright form and slow growth habits of this tree mean you won’t have to prune it to maintain its appearance. Simply plant your Purple Fountain and enjoy the show each fall.

While standing up to mild drought and cold temperatures, it attracts graceful wildlife to your garden and gives you the best yard in the neighborhood.