- Feb 8, 2010
- Reaction score
- Ward 28
Of course you don't have to have a giant one like that and I'm sure there are varieties that are less messy. Also the perpetual shade is a blessing on those very humid summer days, like yesterday!
There are species and stocks that can be very low maintenance (little needles dropping, or cones, or branches). They can also be shorter in height, but surprisingly large in diameter - providing ample shade.
I made a point about them not being good for street trees because of what Northern Light just wrote (bushiness near the bottom). But also I think they can be a fire hazard. Having said that, I think this grey city could do with a few more evergreens. They go a long way to improving our grey streetscape and skyline.