Questions About japanese tree lilac

Which tree (from given choices) would be best to plant in my area?

Tree options: Japanese Tree Lilac Serviceberry Crabapple Area to be planted in: Between sidewalk and street (aprox 8-9ft of room) Under power lines (at around 20ft high) Northern IL climate Direct sunlight Problems: Japanese Beetles ants (fire, carpenter) I would like a tree that looks good in bloom and has great fall colors. That can withstand harshly cold winters and very hot summers. My biggest worry is that I don't want insects to kill this tree. Which is the best one to plant (and second best) in your opinion?
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What is wrong with my Japanese Lilac tree?

I live in Western Wisconsin and have a Japanese Lilac tree. I have had it for about 8 years now and within the last week or so some of the leaves are turning dark brown starting at the tip and drying up, and some of the leaves are curling. It is too early for the normal fall turn and I have never seen it look like this. It looks diseased to me and I am very concerned. Anyone know what it might be and what I can do about it?
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Is a Truncatum maple "Pacific Sunset" tree a good tree to plant on my boulevard strip?

The city is going to plant a tree between the curb and my sidewalk at my request. They have given me a list of trees to choose from: Turkish Filbert, Redmond, Spring Snow Crabapple, Japanese Lilac, Pacific Sunset, and Tatarian Maple. After doing a little research I like the Pacific Sunset. I prefer something with little maintenance as it is on rental property and I cant always be there to care for it and pick up after it.
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Choices for trees to plant in bed directly in front of house?

Please look over this list and tell me if their are any trees (for a temperate climate) that i left out for choices for planting in a bed directly in front of a house. anything you can add to it?? Thanks! 1. Japanese Snowbell 2. Japanese Lilac 3. Flowering Dogwood 4. Kousa Dogwood 5. Amur Maple 6. Paperbark Maple 7. Purple Leaf Plum 8. Jap. Stewartia 9. Whitespire Birch 10. River Birch 11. Whitespire Birch 12. Saucer Magnolia 13. Star Magnolia 14. Little Gem Magnolia 15. Sweet Bay Magolia 16. Nellie R Steven Holly 17. Fosters Holly 18. Eastern Red Cedar 19. Emerald Green Arborvitae 20. Green Giant Arborvitate 21. Leyland Cypress 22. Washington Hawthorne 23. Crepe Mrytle 24. Weeping Cherry 25. Okame Cherry 26. Yoshino Cherry 27. Kwanzan Cherry 28. Japanese Maple 29. Sourwood (Sorrel Tree) ALSO COULD ANYBODY TELL ME IF ANY OF THESE LISTED ARE TOO BIG???
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What is foregrounded by its deviation, parallelism, repetition in this novel?

What is foregrounded by its deviation, parallelism, repetition – what poetic features/ devices/ techniques are there? Oscar Wilde's novel the Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 1 – ‘the studio was filled with the rich odour of roses’. The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flame like as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion. The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive. The dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ. In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.
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