Recommended Species

This list contains trees that the City currently installs as street trees:

Shade Tree (no wires present)                          Ornamental Tree (overhead wires present)          
American elm (Ulmus americana)    Amur maackia (Maackia amurensis)
Armstrong Red maple (Acer x freemanii)     Akebono cherry (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono')
Ash spp (Fraxinus sp.) Autumn cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis')
Black oak (Quercus velutina) Crabapple spp (Malus sp.)
Elm spp (Ulmus sp.) Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Ginkgo (Gingko biloba) Hedge Maple (Acer campestre)
Golden raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata) Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata)
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) Kwanzan cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan')
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos) Okame cherry (Prunus x incam 'Okame')
Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii)
Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) Serviceberry (Amelanchier sp.)
Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata) Snowgoose cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Snowgoose')
London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)
Pear spp (Pyrus sp.)
Pin oak (Quercus palustris)
Red maple (Acer rubrum)
Red oak (Quercus rubra)
River birch (Betula nigra)
Silver linden (Tilia tormentosa)
Swamp White oak (Quercus bicolor)
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)



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