Why don’t you have more native trees?
We offer a wide variety of native evergreen species every year. However, while a given species of tree may be considered native to this region that does not mean it will survive or is appropriate in the harsh urban landscape. Our native conifers need a large space, which is often not available in small residential plots, and very rarely in street tree locations. For example, big leaf maple trees, while beautiful in park settings, are prone to branch failure, and therefore best not planted along streets or near homes. We carefully select trees that have been shown to do well in city conditions, including pavement, compaction, and increased air pollution. These are conditions that our native trees are not necessarily well suited for. We never offer invasive species of trees.

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1. How do you choose what species are included?
2. Why don’t you have more native trees?
3. Can I request a tree that’s not on your planting list?
4. Will you have 'X' species of tree next year?
5. Why don’t you provide shrubs / understory plants?
6. How do I select the best tree for my site?
7. Why don’t you offer trees that are larger when planted?