Useful Tree Recommendation

Useful Tree Recommendation

When they built my house, some Rhode Scholar decided that what it really needed was a shade tree in the front yard. Not next to the ridiculously large side patio which could use the shade, but in the front yard. Here's a photo, excuse the mess, I'm planting spring bulbs in double dug beds amended with plenty of leaves. This photo was
taken during a torrential downpour.
I've got it pruned into a pretty upright pattern, but it still puts too much shade on the garden and yields neither nuts nor fruit, no flowers for whildlife or man. So next year its coming down. So what I'm looking to replace it with is a medium size tree with a fairly upright habit that returns something other than unncessary shade. Please no lectures about not cutting it down, that's not even remotely one of the choices. I'm a firm believer that a weed is a plant out of place.
A few questions

A few questions

How’d he get aaalll the way over there?

How’d he get aaalll the way over there?

My Room

My Room

Fun with Weeding

Fun with Weeding

leaning tree

leaning tree

Help with tomatoes?

Help with tomatoes?