What's the fate of the garden I wondered three weeks ago when I noticed the street was being prepared to be repaved. Black asphalt.
Now it's a heat island with a 60% increase of radiant heat. Walking across the street to turn on the rain bird sprinklers - I do that by hand, there's no timer - is a scorching stroll. If five trees in the garden were much larger they would cast some shade to help decrease the ambient temperature. Maybe in 15 years.