Does it have any particular insect, disease, or other problem that may reduce its usefulness?
Certain insects and diseases can be serious problems on some species. Depending on the pest, control of the problem may be difficult and the pest may significantly reduce the attractiveness if not the life expectancy of the plant. Other species such as the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) have weak wood susceptible to damage in ice storms or heavy winds.

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1. What purpose will this tree serve?
2. Is the species appropriate for your area?
3. How big will it get?
4. Does it have any particular ornamental value such as leaf color or flowers and fruits?
5. Does it have any particular insect, disease, or other problem that may reduce its usefulness?
6. How common is this species in your neighborhood or town?
7. Is the tree evergreen or deciduous?
8. My boulevard tree needs trimming. What do I do?