Short List of Suggested Street Trees*
Large Trees (mature size more than 40')
||'Red Sunset', 'Armstrong', 'Bowhall', 'Columnare'
||Does not tolerate heavily polluted areas, dry soils. Prefers acid soils.
||Wind tolerant, salt and drought resistant. Subject to pests and disease.
||'Marshall's Seedless', 'Summit'
||Tolerant of heat, cold, wet and dry soils. Subject to borers and scale. Select male cultivars.
||'Autumn Gold', 'Princeton Sentry'
||Tolerates extremes of soil, heat and pollution. Choose male clones only.
|Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
||Very adaptable to soils and tolerant of salt, drought, and soil compaction. Over-used. Subject to pests and disease.
|Platanus x acerifolia
||'Bloodgood', 'Columbia', 'Liberty', 'Yarwood'
||Tolerates wide range of soils. Select anthracnose resistant cultivars. Best where has large space.
||Fairly tolerant of city conditions. Intolerant of high pH soils. May need to be limbed up.
||'Fastigiata' is good for restricted areas, but red and pin oak are better choices where space allows. Mildew can be a problem.
||Northern Red Oak
||Tolerates range of soils, withstands pollution. Intolerant of high pH.
||'Corinthian', 'Glenleven', 'Greenspire'
||Tolerates pollution and pruning. Susceptible to salt, as well as aphids and Japanese beetle.
||'Princeton', 'Valley Forge', 'New Harmony'
||Withstands extremes of soil conditions, salt tolerant. Subject to pests and decay. Select Dutch elm resistant cultivars.
||'Allee', 'Athena', 'Milliken'
||Adaptable to wide range of soil, tolerant of urban conditions. Resistant to Dutch elm disease, elm leaf beetle and Japanese beetle.
||'Frontier', 'Regal', 'Homestead'
||Tolerant of urban conditions. Select resistant cultivars. Susceptible to elm leaf beetle.
||Tolerant of soils, wind, drought, pollution. Good resistance to Dutch elm disease, elm leaf and Japanese beetle.
Medium Trees (mature size approximately 30-40')
||Very adaptable, tolerant of dry soils, soil compaction and air pollution. Withstands severe pruning.
||Tolerant of heat, drought, wind, compacted soils, and air pollution. Possibly weak
||Adaptable to soils, tolerates dryness and pollution. Overplanted. Use only disease/pest resistant cultivars, narrow cultivars for restricted space.
Small Trees (mature size less than 30')
||Adaptable to wide range soils, tolerant of wind and drought. Select single stem. May need to be limbed up.
||'Autumn Sunset', 'Cumulus'
||Adaptable to soil, not pollution tolerant. Subject to insects and diseases. Select resistant cultivars and single stem.
||'Wyman', 'Cardinal', 'Prairifire', 'Snowdrift', 'Zumi'
||Tolerant of drought, salt, air pollution. Wide variety of sizes and shapes. Select disease/pest resistant cultivar. Fruit litter -- choose species with small fruit, or that hold fruit. Low branching can be issue, especially near walkways.
||Japanese Tree Lilac
||Ivory Silk', 'Regent', 'Summer Snow'
||Adaptable to difficult sites. Resistant to mildew, borers and scale.
*List is not a comprehensive urban tree list. Trees in list may not be appropriate for all conditions.