Recommended Street Trees

 

SpeciesBotanical NameHeight (Ft) Spread (Ft) Soil MoistureLight RequirementsGrowth Rate
Purple-leaf PlumPrunus cerasifera15-2510-25AverageFull SunFast
Downy ServiceberryAmelanchier arborea15-3010-20MoistFull Sun-Light ShadeMedium
Eastern RedbudCersis candensis20-30 15-30Moist-AverageLight ShadeMedium
Amur CorktreePhellodendron amurense24-40 25-45Moist-AverageFull SunMedium
HophornbeamOstrya virginiana30-40 20-30AverageFull Sun-Light ShadeSlow
Thornless HoneylocustGleditsia triacanthos var. inermis30-60 25-50Moist-DryFull SunFast
American BeechFagus grandifolia40-60 35-60MoistFull Sun-Light ShadeSlow
River BirchBetula nigra40-60 30-50MoistFull SunMedium
Japanese ZelkovaZelkova serrata40-60 40-60MoistFull SunMedium
American HornbeamCarpinus caroliniana40-60 40-60Moist-AverageFull Sun-Light ShadeMedium
BlackgumNyssa sylvatica40-60 20-30Moist-DryFull Sun-Light ShadeSlow
KatsuraCercidiphyllum japonicum40-60 25-50MoistFull Sun-Light ShadeMedium
HackberryCeltis occidentalis45-70 45-70Moist-DryFull SunMedium
GinkoGinkgo biloba50-60 30-40AverageFull Sun-Light ShadeMedium
BaldcypressTaxodium distichum50-70 20-30Moist-DryFull SunMedium
Willow OakQuercus phellos50-70 40-60Moist-DryFull SunMedium
Littleleaf LindenTilia cordata50-70 25-40MoistFull Sun-Light ShadeMedium
Shumard OakQuercus shumardii50-75 40-75AverageFull SunMedium
Swamp White OakQuercus bicolor50-80 40-70MoistFull SunMedium
Kentucky CoffeetreeGymnocladus dioicus60-75 40-60AverageFull SunMedium
Northern Red OakQuercus rubra60-80 60-80AverageFull SunFast
Bur OakQuercus macrocarpa70-80 70-80Moist-DryFull SunSlow
TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera70-100 35-50MoistFull SunFast

Trees not allowed in city right-of-way:  Ash, Sweetgum, Pin Oak, Bradford Pear, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Silver Maple , Pines, Spruce, and Junipers