Answer: There are many pros and cons involved in evaluating trees for any street or public type of planting. Perhaps most important however to the tree's overall health and longevity would be the tree's suitability to the soil and exposure conditions where it will be planted. Since this sounds like a large and significant project, I would suggest you contact your county extension for some assistance in evaluating the site as well as suggestions for trees best suited to street and park applications in your local area. I believe Cornell University Cooperative Extension has available some excellent publications addressing such a tree selection process. All the best with your project!
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