Select and Locate Street Trees Properly

It’s easy to get street trees wrong; here are some important tips
  • Jeff Speck


The right tree: Given their potential health and environmental impacts, street trees, even in shopping districts, should be selected for their capacity to grow large and hefty. In tight circumstances, taller and narrower, but still substantial, species should be chosen. Smaller flowering trees can be used to create a special experience on a unique street, but should remain an exception to the rule. Most palm trees are merely decorative, and should not find their way onto city tree lists unless your city has Palm in its name. Or you could change the name.

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