bdlouis

Should I plant a valley forge elm?

bdlouis
last month

Hi!
Just looking to learn from those more experienced than myself.
I am definitely interested in planting a valley forge elm in our backyard. I am interested in the stately look, vase shape, etc.
But I had been reading about sudden limb drop, which sounds very scary.
How much of a safety risk is this tree in reality? Should I be looking for other alternatives? (Already have couple sunset maples)
Am in KS where we get hot/humid summers.
Also when does it get too late to plant trees? Is it reasonable to plant in October as long as temp remains above freezing?
Thanks!

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