I mentioned a couple of days ago that Center Street in Provo offers a nice example of trees being used to correct an ineffective height-to-width ratio. After I wrote that post I found the picture below and thought I’d share it.
As you can see, the buildings alone would only create a 1:3(ish) ratio on their own.
However, the trees break up the space and separate the street into two different enclosures, each with their own height-to-width ratios of about 1:1 or even 1.5:1. In other words, this is not one street but two.
It’s an elegant and cheap solution that, most importantly, works.