When selecting trees for growing in your yard or garden, consider nut trees. These trees can produce edible nuts, add beauty and structure to your landscape, and provide summertime shade. Some popular nut trees to grow in the yard are Hardy Pecans and Hardy Almonds. To find the best nut tree for your yard, first consider your hardiness zone. Some nut trees do not grow in northern regions. Next, take into account the tree's mature size. While some trees can grow quite large, others are more compact and suitable for smaller yards and gardens. Before buying nut trees, also consider their soil requirements, maintenance needs, growth rate and pollination requirements.