Fall is a great time to plant small garden trees.

As cities get bigger, gardens get smaller and large trees no longer make the cut. No worries. The plant world teems with appropriately sized trees. The best place to start a search is in your own backyard. As the saying goes: "Right plant, right place." Decide where you want a tree first and then find one that fits the site, said Chris Rusch, president of the Douglas County chapter of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program. "You can't just go buy a tree and then find a spot for it," she said. "You have to get a tree that's suitable for the site." Take into account the amount of sun the space gets, the type of soil and whether it's under power lines or close to

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