healthy, green street trees are not determined by what is above the ground, but what lies beneath. A lack of utility policies is often the invisible cause of unhealthy trees in our cities with meager trees and no room to grow. We wanted to address this issue in advance in the design of our public domain for a new housing project of 250 properties in Galway, IRL. In collaboration with OBB architects, we have a growth profile of 30-50 year realized for all street trees. Out of sight, but not from the heart.