Wind Protection - Apartment Balcony

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Just moved to a 15th floor apartment with an east facing balcony in New York. Would love to add some trees (have my eyes set on a maple) but I am concerned about wind damage and proper wintering. I have been reading these forums for solutions but it looks like most people with similar questions live in the suburbs and have a backyard where they can add fences (for wind) and have an unheated garage (for winter). Anyone have experience solving these challenges in an apartment, without needing to do something crazy or unrealistic?

My sense is I cannot do a conifer tree, which may be better suited for winter and wind, because I don't think an east facing balcony will have enough sun. There is a balcony over mine and so part of the day there is shade.
 

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Do you have access to a basement storage area?
 

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Amur Maple?

I think you're on the right track limiting what you'll be able to keep, rather than trying to move mountains.

Sorce
 

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