Approved Street Trees

Table 1

Preferred Shade Trees

Large / Medium Tree List

 

 

Trees from Table 1 will eventually reach a height of between thirty (30) to eighty (80) feet in most urban situations.  Variations of plant selections not included on the Preferred Shade Tree List may be approved through the Greenspace Administrator.  Improved cultivars and seedless, thornless varieties must be used when available. Northern grown tree stock is advised to improve tree survival rate. Minimum caliper size for single and two-family projects is 1 ½ inches, for multi-family and commercial project 2 ½ inches.

 

STREET TREES

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Coffeetree, Kentucky (F)*

Elms, Hybri

Ginkgo 

Gymnocladus dioica (male only) Ulmus x hybrid

Ginkgo biloba (male only)

Hackberry 

Katsuratree (S)

Celtis occidentalis (cultivars)

Gleditsia triancanthos var. inermis, seedless cultivars

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Linden, Silver 'Sterling Silver' 

Maple, Black

Maple, Freeman

Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Acer nigrum

Acer freemanii

Maple, Red

Maple, Sugar

Maple, Sycamore

Acer rubrum

Acer saccharum

Acer pseudoplatanus

Oak, Chinkapin (S)

Oak, Northern Red (S)

Oak, Shingle (S)

Quercus muehlenbergii

Quercus rubra

Quercus imbricaria

Oak, Swamp White (S)

Oak, White (S)

Sweetgum (S)

Quercus bicolor

Quercus alba

Liquidambar styraciflua

Tulip (S)

Zelkova, Japanese (S)

Liriodendron tulipifera

Zelkova serrata

 

 

LANDSCAPE TREES

(but unacceptable as street trees)

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Taxodium distichum Fagus grandiflora Fagus sylvatica

Birch, River Corktree, Amur Elm, Lacebark

Betula nigra

Phellodendron amurense (male only) Ulmus parviflora

Oak, Bur

Oak, Shumard

Pine, White

Quercus macrocarpa Quercus shumardii Pinus strobus

Spruce, Colorado Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian

Picea pungens Picea abies Picea omorika

Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

 

* "S" denotes trees that are only acceptable to plant in the spring "F" denotes trees that are only acceptable to plant in the fall.