Tree Species by Genus and Common Name

There are over 120 species of trees belonging to 65 genera owned and maintained by the City of Cambridge, listed here by common name organized by genus. Please use the links below for information about each kind of tree from the USDA Plants Database. Additional information on species characteristics and identification can be obtained from the University of Connecticut Plant Database and Cornell University Woody Plants Database.

 Apple/Crabapple (Malus spp.)
 Apple   Crabapple 

 Arborvitae (Thuja spp.)
 Arborvitae 

 Ash (Fraxinus spp.)
 Black Ash  Green Ash   Korean Mountain Ash   White Ash 

 Beech (Fagus spp.)
 American Beech   European Beech 

 Birch (Betula spp.)
 European White Birch   Gray Birch   Paper Birch   River Birch 

 Black Locust (Robinia spp.)
 Black Locust 

 Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)
 Buckthorn

 Catalpa (Catalpa spp.)
 Catalpa 
  
 Cherry (Prunus spp.)
 Black Cherry   Japanese Flowering Cherry   Sargent Cherry  Apricot 
 Choke Cherry   Okame Cherry  Yoshino Cherry   Peach
 Higan Cherry  Pin Cherry    Plum

 Chestnut (Castanea spp.)
 American Chestnut

 Corktree (Phellodendron spp.)
 Amur Corktree

 Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia spp.)
 Dawn Redwood

 Dogwood (Cornus spp.)
 Alternate-leaved Dogwood  Flowering Dogwood   Kousa Dogwood 

 Elm (Ulmus spp.)
 American Elm   Lacebark Elm   Siberian Elm 

 Fir (Abies spp.)
 Douglas Fir   White Fir 

 Ginkgo (Ginkgo spp.)
 Ginkgo

 Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria spp.)
 Goldenrain tree

 Hackberry (Celtis spp.)
 Hackberry
 
 Hardy Rubber Tree (Eucommia spp.)
 Hardy Rubber Tree

 Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
 Hawthorn

 Hemlock (Tsuga spp.)
 Carolina Hemlock   Eastern Hemlock 

 Hickory (Carya spp.)
 Hickory

 Holly (Ilex spp.)
 American Holly   English Holly

 Honeylocust (Gleditsia spp.)
 Honeylocust
 
 Hophornbeam (Ostrya spp.)
 Hophornbeam

 Hoptree (Ptelea spp.)
 Hoptree

 Hornbeam (Carpinus spp.)
 American Hornbeam

 Horsechestnut (Aesculus spp.)
 Horsechestnut

 Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa spp.)
 Japanese Tree Lilac

 Juniper (Juniperus spp.)
 Red Cedar

 Katsura (Cercidiphyllum spp.)
 Katsura Tree

 Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus spp.)
 Kentucky Coffeetree

 Larch (Larix spp.)
 American Larch

 Linden (Tilia spp.)
 American Linden   Littleleaf Linden   Silver Linden 

 Maackia (Maackia spp.)
 Maackia

 Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)
 Magnolia
 
 Maple (Acer spp.)
 Amur Maple  Japanese Maple   Silver Maple   Trident Maple 
 Black Maple  Norway Maple  Sugar Maple   
 Boxelder (Ash-leaf Maple)   Paperbark Maple   Sycamore Maple 
 Hedge Maple  Red Maple  Tatarian Maple
 
 Mulberry (Morus spp.)
 Red Mulberry   White Mulberry 

 Oak (Quercus spp.)
 Black Oak   Overcup Oak    Post Oak    Swamp White Oak 
 English Oak   Pin Oak     Red Oak  White Oak  

 Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium spp.)
 Pagoda Tree

 Pear (Pyrus spp.)
 Callery Pear

 Pine (Pinus spp.)
 Austrian Pine  Red Pine  White Pine 
 Japanese White Pine   Scotch Pine   

 Planetree (Platanus spp.)
 London Planetree   Sycamore 

 Poplar (Populus spp.)
 Bigtooth Aspen   Eastern Cottonwood   Lombardy Poplar  Quaking Aspen

 Redbud (Cercis spp.)
 Redbud

 Sassafras (Sassafras spp.)
 Sassafras

 Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.)
 Serviceberry

 Silverbell (Halesia spp.)
 Carolina Silverbell

 Smoketree (Cotinus spp.)
 Smoketree

 Snowbell (Styrax spp.)
 Japanese Snowbell

 Sourwood (Oxydendrum spp.)
 Sourwood

 Spruce (Picea spp.)
 Black Spruce  Blue Spruce   Norway Spruce   White Spruce 

 Stewartia (Stewartia spp.)
 Stewartia

 Sweetgum (Liquidambar spp.)
 Sweetgum

 Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus spp.)
 Tree of Heaven

 Tuliptree (Liriodendron spp.)
 Tuliptree

 Tupelo (Nyssa spp.)
 Tupelo

 Walnut (Juglans spp.)
 Black Walnut   Butternut

 Willow (Salix spp.)
 Black Willow  Weeping Willow 

 Witchhazel (Hammamelis spp.)
 Witchhazel

 Viburnum (Viburnum spp.)
 Viburnum

 Yellowwood (Cladastris spp.)
 Yellowwood

 Yew(Taxus spp.)
 Yew

 Zelkova (Zelkova spp.)
 Japanese Zelkova





 




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