Selecting Trees For Urban Planting

It is important to plan ahead when you’re planting trees for urban planting. As, urban trees can be defined as those species which are most appropriate for landscaping in urban areas. Such as  home yards, around commercial or industrial buildings, in parks, as a screen for unsightly land uses, along streets and boulevards, next to sidewalks and in medians. The degree to which a tree is appropriate will vary depending upon the precise landscaping use. For example, a tree with a spreading growth habit may be appropriate for a home garden, but not suited to growth along a roadway.

<h2>Criteria For selecting trees</h2>

In the selection of tree species for urban planting, the following ten general criteria should be considered:

  1. Above all, we recommend trees small to moderate size, with an upright growth form; taking into account potential adult size, especially if overhead utility lines are present.
  2. Keep away from trees which that produce annoying allergens when in flower, or fowl smelling fruits.
  3. Select trees which respond well to pruning and shaping.
  4. It is import to keep in mind which trees do not produce large amounts of litter from leaves, flowers or fruits.
  5. Avoid trees which that produce dripping resin or latex.
  6. Choose trees that don’t bear large fruits which may fall and cause damage or personal injury.
  7. Include trees which are tolerant of urban air pollution, especially along road ways.
  8. Trees which do not bear sharp spines or leaves close to the ground that could injure a passerby.
  9. Make sure that the trees meet the characteristics of the environment, such as toleran