Any recommendations for a tree from this list?

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My town told me that I could purchase my own tree and the town would plant it. They sent me a list of acceptable trees to choose from. Below is the list. I would appreciate any suggestions. I want a tree that is shapely, dense, with a nice color, The location has full sun and I live in the New York city area.

Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)

Hedge Maple (Acer campestre)

Trident Maple (Acer buergeranum)

Tatarian Maple (Acer tataricum)

Shantung Maple (Acer truncatum)

Goldenrain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Japanese Lilac (Syringa reticulata)

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Kwanzan Oriental Cherry (Prunus serrulata "Kwanzan")

Yoshino Cherry (Prunus yedoensis)

Okame Cherry (Prunus okame)

Accolade Flowering Cherry (Prunus sargentii)

Purpleleaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Amur Maackla (Maackla amurensis)

Japanese Zelcova (Zelkova serrata)

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

American Linden (Tilia americana)

Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

PROHIBITED TREES

Evergreens

Sweetgum

Sycamore

Anything producing substantial nuts or fruit

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Before I spent any money on a tree I would make sure that whoever plants the tree knows how to plant a tree. You don't just dig a hole and plop it in it. There is a lot more to it than that. I would also talk to a knowledgeable nurseryman to find out the best tree for your particular area.
 
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Since the city is planting it you’re going to have to accept what they do, but they should be decently knowledgeable. From that list I like Shantung Maple, Trident Maple, and Kousa Dogwood for medium-sized trees. For bigger trees I like Zelkova and Pin Oak. Chuck is right about asking a nurseryman for their input for your local area.
 

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