A wonderful quote from Shirley Trier of the Davey Resource Group:
“Trees are not just landscaping placed on top of city infrastructure, they are city infrastructure.”
That is, they should not be seen as discretionary or marginal or decorative. Trees – including fruit trees – should be seen as integral to cityscapes as streets, sidewalks, buildings and water mains!
This means that they should be incorporated into plans, designs, budgets and imaginations of cities every bit as much as building skylines.