According to the 1998 statistical survey (3.8MB pdf) of 24,000 trees bordering Arlington's streets and sidewalks, Arlington has far too many Norway maples (40% of all street trees). If you want to plant trees that will help make our community forest more varied and interesting, consider the species listed below. All are
suitable for use near streets, sidewalks, patios, and other areas where people are likely to talk or linger. These trees are hardy, high-branching, deciduous and in many cases ornamental as well.