Trees and ponds

In nature, ponds and trees go together like ham and eggs.

Yes, you will have more leaves in the pond but, by the same token, the shade provided by the tree(s) will help minimize the algae bloom in the summer. Furthermore, if you have a skimmer sucking the top quarter inch of water from the top of the pond, it will pull most of the leaves and related debris into an awaiting net.

So, don’t worry about trees and ponds. They’re fine together.