Street Tree Types

Canopy Shade Trees

Trees with a mature height of 30’ that cannot be planted under power lines.

Live oak tree

Live Oak

These native trees are moderate-growing, sprawling evergreen canopy trees. They are drought-resistant and highly tolerant of urban conditions. Requires adequate space, as roots may be a problem.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 60-80 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 60-120 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: broad-spreading, round
  • Leaf type: evergreen

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; occasionally wet; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: drought tolerant
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun

 

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Pink Tabebuia

Large tree that is a slow to moderate grower and round shaped. This tree has a smooth gray trunk and produces lavish pinkish-purple blooms in early spring.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 30-40 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 25-30 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: round
  • Leaf type: deciduous

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: dry to somewhat moist soil
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun
Nuttall oak tree

Nuttall Oak

A fast-growing oak that establishes quickly and has great branch development in its early years. The Nuttall Oak has lobed leaves and produces acorns that wildlife thrives on in December and January.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 40-60 feet.
  • Width of tree: 35-50 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: Upright.
  • Leaf type: Deciduous. 

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: Clay; sand; loam; acidic; extended flooding; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: Dry to moist soil.
  • Sunlight requirements: Full sun.

 

Winged elm tree

Winged Elm

These native trees are moderate to rapid growers with corky, with wing like projections on branches that attracts birds and other wildlife.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 40-50 feet
  • Width of tree: 30-40 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: upright
  • Leaf type: deciduous

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; extended flooding; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: dry soil
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun, partial sun, or partial shade
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Bluff Oak

These native trees are moderate-growing with great branch structure and a round uniformed canopy. They are resistant to most pests, diseases and breakage.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 40-60 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 35-50 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: oval, round
  • Leaf type: deciduous

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: drought tolerant
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun
  • Fall characteristics: showy

 

Understory Trees

Eagleston Holly

Eagleston Holly

Moderate to slow growing, evergreen tree with a conical, pyramidal shape, dense growth habit and showy, red berries in the fall. Trees that can be maintained under power lines.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 15-25 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 10-15 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: conical, pyramidal
  • Leaf type: evergreen 

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; acidic; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: dry to somewhat moist
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun, partial sun, or partial shade

 

Pink crepe myrtle tree

Crape Myrtle

Beautiful summer flowers and attractive fall foliage combined with drought tolerance and urban adaptability make Crape Myrtles an excellent tree choice. 

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 25-35 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 15-25 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: vase
  • Leaf type: deciduous

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: dry to somewhat moist soil
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun 
Japanese blueberry tree

Japanese Blueberry

This rapid growing, evergreen tree has small white flowers with deep blue fruit. It’s leaves have bronze-red color on new growth. Trees that can be maintained under power lines.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 15-20 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 15-20 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: upright
  • Leaf type: evergreen

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: rich, well-drained slightly acidic soil
  • Moisture preference: somewhat moist soil
  • Sunlight requirements: partial to full sun
Yellow tabebuia tree

Yellow Tabebuia

This yellow trumpet tree is a rapid to moderate growing deciduous tree with showy, yellow flowers in the spring. 

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 25-35 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 25-35 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: spreading
  • Leaf type: deciduous 

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: somewhat moist soil
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun
Dahoon Holly

Dahoon Holly

This Native evergreen tree has showy red berries in the Fall. Trees that can be maintained under power lines.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 20 - 30 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 10 - 15 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: Oval, pyramidal
  • Leaf type: evergreen

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: extended flooding; clay; sand; loam; acidic; slightly alkaline; well-drained.
  • Moisture preference: somewhat moist soil
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun preferred to partial shade