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.)

 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.)

 Catalpa (Catalpa spp.)
 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.)

 Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria spp.)
 Goldenrain tree

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

 Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)

 Hemlock (Tsuga spp.)
 Carolina Hemlock   Eastern Hemlock 

 Hickory (Carya spp.)

 Holly (Ilex spp.)
 American Holly   English Holly

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

 Hoptree (Ptelea spp.)

 Hornbeam (Carpinus spp.)
 American Hornbeam

 Horsechestnut (Aesculus spp.)

 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.)

 Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)
 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.)

 Sassafras (Sassafras spp.)

 Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.)

 Silverbell (Halesia spp.)
 Carolina Silverbell

 Smoketree (Cotinus spp.)

 Snowbell (Styrax spp.)
 Japanese Snowbell

 Sourwood (Oxydendrum spp.)

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

 Stewartia (Stewartia spp.)

 Sweetgum (Liquidambar spp.)

 Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus spp.)
 Tree of Heaven

 Tuliptree (Liriodendron spp.)

 Tupelo (Nyssa spp.)

 Walnut (Juglans spp.)
 Black Walnut   Butternut

 Willow (Salix spp.)
 Black Willow  Weeping Willow 

 Witchhazel (Hammamelis spp.)

 Viburnum (Viburnum spp.)

 Yellowwood (Cladastris spp.)

 Yew(Taxus spp.)

 Zelkova (Zelkova spp.)
 Japanese Zelkova


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