Does anyone have a good picture of a canopy tree planted in a small courtyard (less than 18'x18')?
I am trying to convince a client that this would be really cool, but they are hesitant, and I can't seem to find any good images to back it up. For the tree, I am thinking Thornless Honey Locust, to still let a good amount of light in...also because it shouldn't get too too big.
I did a courtyard that was slightly larger, but I planted it densely with NE native woodland trees, both semi-mature and saplings.
Are your clients concerned with the size of the tree? The light level? What is the height of the surrounding walls and windows? What are you planning on doing with the ground-plane? Are there any utilities to worry about?
I am thinking Thornless Honey Locust, to still let a good amount of light in...also because it shouldn't get too too big.
Where are you that honeylocust don't get really big?
Any way... consider light levels as well. If the walls are high, the lower branches will get shaded out and over time you may end up with an "umbrella"
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