April 26, 2010

@localecologist asked: What is your favorite street tree?

Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata). Image by Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulturalist, Bugwood.org

@localecologist asked: What is your favorite street tree? and several of you answered:
  • @NYCWW: red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • @nativebayarea: In San Francisco I love Ginkgo biloba, Ulmus parvifolia or Phoenix canariensis.  Secretly I wish we could plant more Oaks!
  • @xrisfg: pin oak (Quercus palustris)
The fourth response was from @adventureeating who asked, Does this include cities outside of the US? It does! If you missed the original tweet, let us know what your favorite street tree is in the comments section.

Our favorite street trees include the London planetree and the little-leaf linden.  We are also partial to the Ginkgo.

* We were inspired by GOOD magazine's "@GOOD asks" column.
** Responses have been edited for clarity.

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