Urban sites benefit greatly from trees, for both aesthetic and environmental reasons. Whether they're being planted in large parks, small city gardens or lining streets, consider which trees will thrive in the environment and what benefits they will bring. All the trees in this section are tolerant of urban pollution, with some also being particularly good at removing it from the air.
Space is frequently a limiting factor in more built-up areas, so upright trees are often popular choices and lend a more formal look to streets. When planting near buildings, take into consideration how far tree roots will spread, as it varies by variety.
Trees provide vital food and shelter to local wildlife so you wish to maximise the benefits that some varieties bring.
One of the most popular trees in urban areas is actually native to the UK; The Silver Birch which is popular for it's attractive bark and airy canopy producing dappled shade.