I live in Fort Worth, Texas.
The previous owners of my house grew a dwarf magnolia in the front yard. The tree itself is lovely, but it's water hungry and really struggles in the summers we've been having. I know that, all other concerns, removing a tree is really expensive; but, even setting that aside, that tree provides the only shade in the front yard, and, for even the fastest growing trees, that means I'd be spending years before getting a significant amount of shade again.
I could just plant another tree somewhere else, but the landscaping is such that the dwarf magnolia is really in the only suitable place for a tree in the front yard. Are there any reasonable solutions beyond the obvious "deal with no shade while a new trees grows" or "use the huge amounts of water needed to keep it alive"?