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Street Trees

Street TreesStreet Trees are trees acceptable for planting in planter strips. Street trees should be large shade trees that adapt well to a street tree application. Street trees may not be planted in planter strips that are less than 72” wide. The planting of any street trees must be done under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation.

General Regulations

  • Street trees should only be planted in planted strips that are a minimum of 6 feet wide.
  • Street trees planted in planter strips less than 6 feet wide are subject to removal if they block sidewalk access, block traffic access, raise the sidewalk or curb, or cause public safety problems.
  • All street trees are to be planted, pruned, and/or removed by City Urban Forestry staff.
  • Street trees should only be of approved species.
  • Any trees planted under power lines must be power line approved species.

Acceptable Species

Cultivars of the listed species may be used.

Ash Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Oregon Ash Fraxinus latifolia
White Ash Fraxinus americana

Cypress Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum

Elm Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Accolade Elm Ulmus x ‘Accolade’
American Elm Ulmus americana
Danada Charm Elm Ulmus x ‘Danada Charm’
Frontier Elm Ulmus x ‘Frontier’
Lacebark Elm Ulmus parvifolia
New Horizon Elm Ulmus x ‘New Horizon’
Pioneer Elm Ulmus x ‘Pioneer’
“Prospector Elm” Ulmus x ‘Prospector’
Triumph Elm Ulmus x ‘Triumph’

Linden Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
American Linden Tilia americana
Crimean Linden Tilia x euchlora
Silver Linden Tilia tomentosa

Maple Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Black Maple Acer nigrum
Hedge Maple Acer campestre
Norwegian Sunset Maple Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides
State Street Maple Acer miyabei

Oak Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa
Chinkapin Oak Quercus muhelenbergii
Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor

Miscellaneous Trees

Common Name
Botanical Name
Amur Corktree Phellodendron amurense
Amur Maackia Maackia amurensis
Autumn Splendor Horsechestnut Aesculus x arnoldiana
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia
European Beech Fagus sylvatica
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Hardy Rubber Tree Eucommia ulmoides
Japanese Pagoda Tree Sophora japonica
Japanese Zelkova Zelkova serrata
Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus
Sugarberry Celtis laevigata
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipife

Power Lines and Street Trees

The following area acceptable Street Tree are acceptable for planting under power lines.

Trees planted under power lines may not achieve a mature height of more than 25 feet.

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