› We live on a golf course in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and lost many of our trees to a hurricane. Can you suggest trees to plant that aren’t too messy, grow around 20 to 30 feet tall, and can protect my house from a golf ball that’s aimed directly at it? —CONNIE
» Hold it, missy. I’ve hit many houses playing golf and only one on purpose! Good candidates for your screen include crepe myrtle, pindo palm, ‘Allee’ Chinese elm, windmill palm, chaste tree, loquat, ‘Alta’ Southern magnolia, and oleander.