Trees give your property curb appeal—and so much more. Trees can offer structure in the landscape, shade in the summertime, a habitat for birds, and even reduce your energy bills. Because they provide shade in a hurry, fast-growing trees, such as the Weeping Willow, are quite popular. Other trees, such as the Golden Chain Tree, bear eye-catching flowers. When selecting the best trees to plant in your yard, first make sure they will grow in your hardiness zone. Then, consider their mature height and spread. Other factors to consider are their sunlight requirements (full sun, partial shade or full shade), foliage color and maintenance needs.