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Signs and trees sharing the same space

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tree and sign in same space

Tree canopies growing in the same vertical space as the signs. This results in store owners either topping or rounding over the trees, or inappropriately raising the canopy.

Raising the canopy on single trunked trees results in less maintenance and a longer-lived tree than raising the canopy on the multi-trunked trees pictured above. Install trees with one dominant leader and one trunk in parking lots. That way, lower branches can be removed as they get in the way of the signs. Some patience and skilled arborists are needed to execute this solution.