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Looking for tree ideas for zone 10a

Zone Murrieta, CA 92562 | Anonymous added on November 12, 2019 | Answered

Per my HOA...I have to add several trees to my property to re-landscape. I live in zone 10a. I have 1 existing Olive tree. The planned community surrounding me has been based on Oak Trees. I have a dog that is allergic to bees. She has been hospitalized...twice due to being stung by bees!! What type of trees would you suggest? Thank you, Pamela Dix

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Answered on November 14, 2019

Since your dog is allergic to bees, flowering shrubs and trees may be out of the question. Take a tour through a garden center and ask their advice. Here are some low flowering suggestions:

Evergreen elm may be nice if you have space for the spreading and weeping canopy.
Many conifers get huge, but there are some dwarf varieties that may be appropriate.

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