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What to plant in this narrow area?

I have this one strip of ground that I am trying to decide what to do with... on one hand, thought I keep the space with a low growth shrub or groundcover...but this space also presents an opportunity for planting a shade tree. This pick is the view off of my deck ...and the hot summer sun beats down in this spot, chasing me off my deck unless I put up an umbrella... any thoughts? I am leaning towards a tree of some sort right in the middle, but will need the nature of the tree roots to travel downwards, ...concerned shallow or spreading tree roots to mess with the concrete sidewalk. If yiu made it this far, thanks for reading!

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