A neighbor saw how into gardening we are and offered us a tree that had been stuck in a pot for god knows how long. We accepted, and then realized we had no clue what kind of tree it was. Where to plant it to be compatible water-wise with our oak and sycamore?
On the parkway of the neighbor across the street, of course!
They run a day care in this crappy, stucco house that a paint job would do wonders for. They were thrilled to get the tree (especially since we planted it and said we'd take care of watering it until it's established) and we get the hope that someday it will be big enough to hide our view of that ugly fence!