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When selecting a tree for your landscape be sure to take your area's climate conditions into consideration. Is the tree reliably cold hardy in your area? Can the tree tolerate the heat at the site (does the spot receive hot afternoon sun or is it surrounded by pavement that will reflect heat)? Will the tree tolerate existing sun or shade patterns? Will the tree get enough water after it is established? Is it in an area that gets sufficiently wet when it rains, or will irrigation be needed?