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Tree Selection for Small Garden (NY)

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From: Laura Buonomo
Brooklyn, NY
I would like to know what tree you would recommend for a smallish urban garden in Brooklyn, NY. A nursery suggested I plant a river birch. I also like white birch, but I was told that it is vulnerable to birch borer. What other trees would do well in this region, also considering that it is for a small garden? Thank you for any suggestions you can provide.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Laura:

Concerning questions of this nature, my years of experience have lead me to believe that local expertise prevails. Therefore, please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension forestry, natural resources, or horticulture specialist for tree planting recommendations:

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

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