4.5.5 Infeasibility Criteria

The following infeasibility criteria should be considered when choosing to plant trees in urban settings:
  • Too little space for planting of trees. Adequate room is necessary for healthy tree growth, including horizontal surface width and adequate below grade soil depth and quality.
  • Depending on the tree selected, a planting bed width of 8’-0” is the minimum dimension recommended.
  • The existence of underground utilities, where tree roots could interrupt utility service.


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