Dale Hodgins wrote:most evergreen trees are not particularity useful to us.
Mark Oreilley wrote:Thanks for all of the great information. It turns out that it was dead, and my arborist is taking it down as we speak.
I'll definitely be considering a replacement now. Ponderosa pine sounds interesting, but perhaps would it look out of place in Eastern PA? I remember seeing those everywhere when I lived out west.
In the hardwood family, I'm also considering a Japanese Maple. I had one at my old place and it was beautiful in the fall.
Hmmm lots of options.