A few key things to consider:
- Know that there is a public right-of-way on all property where a sidewalk will (hopefully!) be put in. Therefore, do not plant your trees in this area. You'll want to plant your tree in a way that it will line the future sidewalk
- Look up! If you have overhead wires, you'll need to consider trees with a shorter terminal height such as flowering cherry trees. This is critical for proper growth and for aesthetic pleasure. If you plant a tall tree, the utility company will eventually have to trim it so that it does not interfere with the wires (and this is not often pretty!)
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Nashville does suffer from an heat island effect due to all our hard surfaces. If you note the temperatures, we are always 4-5 degrees hotter than the surrounding regions. One way to combat this is on the neighborhood level.
This article below has some great tree planting concepts...I encourage you to take a look...