We have a lovely view from our patio and deck in back, but during the summer months there is just too much sun all day. We have an awning, but we live in a really windy area and often cannot use it. We can't add a permanent overhang because of the large and really high windows. The answer: Greg Porter, the best landscape guy in the area in our opinion.
Greg and I decided on a River Birch. I told him to get a good size one because we did not want to wait 15 years for it to grow.
The root ball was huge.