Trees Old and New
Similarly the white cedars are often removed because they host a rather nasty, hairy caterpillar, but these are short lived and our trees are not near the house so they don't bother us. The trees are magnificent, drought tolerant, deciduous and have a lovely flower and scent in the late spring. They come up all over the place so we just move them where we want them. You can tell they are a great tree for this area as they are around all the sheep yards you see and you can be sure no one ever waters them there.
We also have one lovely Silkie oak in the yard, it is very stately, although it dropped a branch yesterday after all the rain. A lot of these have come up as well so we have moved them to places we want them as well.
In a bit of optimism just after we moved here we planted this elm (i think) for autumn colour and shade, it has just really started to grow and is looking quite beautiful. Maybe in a few years we will have a bench under it.