Using trees are a critical part of most landscape designs and are just as essential to your front yard. It is important to choosing trees that complement your front yard of your home. Before choosing trees for your front yard, consider the different uses of trees. They can provide shade for outdoor living areas or for the house, and act as a windbreak. For instance, front yard cedar trees. The cedar elm (Ulmus crassifoliais) is a deciduous tree adapted to the Midwest and Southeastern United States. The wood is strong and the leaves are small and easy to rake. It grows in a wide range of soils and is drought tolerant. The fast-growing cedar elm has a bright yellow fall color and a spreading open growth habit. It is suitable for medium to large landscapes.