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When selecting trees for your urban garden, look for options that are:

  • suited to the climate, soil type and drainage conditions
  • resistant to pests in the area
  • easy for you to maintain and prune
  • the right size and shape for your garden.

Before choosing a tree, assess your garden site to consider:

  • The size of the property: Will the tree have enough space to grow healthily?
  • The size of the mature tree: Could it affect your house, a neighbour's property or powerlines?
  • Underground elements such as pipes: Could the tree prevent access or root growth cause damage?
  • Wall and housing foundations: Will the fully grown tree cause issues?

Other things to consider include overshadowing, privacy, potential damage to hard surfaces by tree roots, and material that is dropped by a tree.