Parks are filling an increasingly important role in urban areas. A place where there is space to relax, exercise, meet, meditate, sunbathe and play.

Parks are often called the city’s green lung. It contributes positively to the city’s air quality and livability.

In parks, there is more room for tree growth and fewer restrictions. Species that grow taller and wider as well as those that desire a growing site without paving can be planted in parks. These trees provide shade and cooling. Examples of true park trees are Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Common Wingnut), Tilia europaea (King lime), Platanus orientalis (Oriental sycamore) or Quercus palustris (Swamp Oak).

Because parks are visited year-round, it is important to choose a diversity of plantings that are attractive each season. Consider blooms or fall colors that provide spectacle. Evergreen shrubs provide structure.

In parks, the possibilities are endless. In larger cities, growing conditions are often mild in winter and warm in summer, making trees from southern regions or originating from a continental climate very suitable. Examples are Phellodendron amurense (Cork Tree) or Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Sandy Ash).

Edible species such as Coryllus avellana (Hazel), Castania sativa (Sweet Chestnut) or Mespilus germanica (Medlar) can add to the experience in parks.

Depending on the situation, several species may be appropriate. Therefore, contact us for advice and call 0411-621964.

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