sparingly and placed right, small trees--particularly those that flower
or offer coloration--can enhance any urban landscape. Intermediate or
small ornamental trees that tolerate
shade, or filtered light, can be planted beneath the canopies of larger
trees for beauty and diversity. Many of these understory trees are low
maintenance, requiring little pruning, and adapt well to
a wide range of climatic conditions, soils, insects and diseases. They
also perform well in areas where root zones are restricted.