This group of trees are space savers. For city dwellers, the days of the quarter acre section with large shade trees and open spaces are fast becoming a dream as building spaces become more cramped. Space is now a premium, so land is either sub divided, sold in smaller sections or utilised for apartment blocks. Trees are ideal to soften the hard lines of concrete and glass and add a pleasing atmosphere. This calls for a specialised tree often with the surname “fastigiata”. It’s a Latin name meaning “Upright” and they grow as their name states in a more upright, generally narrow compact fashion. Ideal for this limited space environment.