I happen to live in what is now USDA climate zone 6a with a dry climate. I have some space around my house, and I'd like to plant some trees, but I can't figure out which trees would have the most economic value. My end goal would be to grow 5ish trees of 3ish species from the top 20 of the list.
I understand that there are a lot of variables, but I was hoping to find a website with a database that would offer 5 to 10 suggestions based on my parameters. I suspect that it's dry enough that after irrigation, trees are a money loser, but I can't get much perspective without knowing the value of a grown (or producing) tree. I understand that the value of shade (unless it reduces your cooling bills or rooftop solar conversion), beauty and privacy are extras and tough to measure, and that I may move away before the "investment" matures, but are there either website or specific suggestions?