I would like to plant a new tree which is taller than the surrounding Rowans but not 30m high.
I had considered a Betula pendula youngii for it's graceful shape and light canopy. It will be replacing a weeping willow which has been grown on a rootstock and now I spend way too long lopping off stupid big long bits that grow out of the top. Would I be replacing one ghastly tree with another? I want something that I can put in and leave to get on with it.
It will be in full sun and reasonable soil.
Any and all input welcome.