Could you give us a list of trees to choose from that will grow better in a city?
Certain trees are more tolerant of urban conditions than others. Atmospheric pollutants from industry and cars, as well as compacted soil, poor drainage, night lighting, and salt spray from snowplows all make city living less than ideal for trees. Also keep in mind that, typically, city trees have a much shorter life span than their suburban or country counterparts. Here are some suggestions of trees to plant in these conditions: crabapple (Malus), ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata), linden (Tilia), Norway maple (Acer platanoides), oak (Quercus), sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), thornless honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis), Washington hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)
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