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Trees for cemetery

I have been tasked to redesign the driveway of the cemetery that I work at. We want to plant some trees along the drive but they need to have a nice shaped canopy and a growing habit where the lower branches are high enough to walk under and be able to get a ride on mower underneath. Lastly the roots need to be small enough for the trees to be planted next to a road and not break the road up in future years. 
I know I am asking a lot but is there any trees suitable and meet all my needs?
Thanks for your help everyone. 


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    This is Merville Garden Village near Whitehouse on the shores of Belfast Lough. It was completed in 1949 and the cherry trees have been a talking point ever since. 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Similar avenue here. The trees have been the same size for as long as I remember. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,953
    Crabapples?  Maybe one with purple foliage?  
    Utah, USA.
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