Tree Plantings

The City plants several species with a maximum 10% population threshold. This ensures there are no “mono-plantings” and if there was a blight or invasive pest it would not wipe out the entire set of plantings.

Ball and Burlap plants are used (making sure to remove the metal cage).

Click here for more information about our setback planting program.

Recommended Tree Species

Below is a list of recommended species to plant:

Shade Tree (no wires present) Height (feet)
American elm (Ulmus americana)  

50-70
Armstrong Red maple (Acer x freemanii)

50-70
Black oak (Quercus velutina)

50-60
Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)

30-50
Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

75
Elm cultivars (Ulmus sp.) 40-60
Ginkgo (Gingko biloba) 40-80
Golden raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata) 30-40
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) 60
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos) 45-50
Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 35
Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) 50
Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) 75
Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata) 45-60
London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia) 80
Pear spp (Pyrus sp.) 30-40
Pin oak (Quercus palustris) 75
Red maple (Acer rubrum) 40-70
Red oak (Quercus rubra) 75
River birch (Betula nigra) 50-70
Silver linden (Tilia tormentosa) 30-40
Sophora (Sophora (Styphnolobium) japonica) 50
Swamp White oak (Quercus bicolor) 45
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 65
Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 70-90
Zelkova (Zelkova serrata) 50-70
 Ornamental Tree (overhead wires present)           Height (feet)
Amur maackia (Maackia amurensis) 20-30
Accolade cherry (Prunus 'Accolade') 20
Akebono cherry (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono') 25
Autumn cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis') 25-40
Crabapple spp (Malus sp.) 15-25
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 20-30
Hedge Maple (Acer campestre) 25-30
Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata) 20-30
Kwanzan cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan') 25
Okame cherry (Prunus x incam 'Okame') 15-25
Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 30
Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii) 25-40
Serviceberry (Amelanchier sp.) 20-30
Snowgoose cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Snowgoose') 20