Okay, I live in zone 8... About 45min/1 hour away from the mid/lower coast of SC - I'm looking for a fast growing shade tree for the middle of my yard. My biggest concern is that it isn't poisonous - dog, pig, chickens, ducks - must be friendly to my babies because gracious knows, they eat it all It will stand alone, but it will share the yard with a light pole and a shed... any suggestions!? Poplar are too skinny... and the only other suggestions I've gotten are Sugar Maple and Shumard Oak. Thank you in advance! My pig & pup will thank you for it... eventually, haha!