Street Tree Types

Large Trees

Trees with a mature height of more than 30' that cannot be planted under power lines.

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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

 

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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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Baldcypress

These native trees are moderately-fast growing, and although often seen at water’s edge where it will develop “knees” extending above the water, when planted in dry conditions, knees do not generally develop. They are drought and pest resistant and highly tolerant of urban conditions. Requires adequate space.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 60-80 feet tall.
  • Width of tree: 25-35 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: pyramidal, upright/erect.
  • Leaf type: deciduous.

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; slightly alkaline; acidic; well-drained.
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun to partial shade.
  • Moisture preference: drought tolerant
  • Pruning requirements: little

 

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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.

 

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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

Medium Trees

Trees with a mature height of more than 25' that cannot be planted under power lines.

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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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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
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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 

Small Trees

Only varieties that can be installed under power lines.

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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

 

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Bottlebrush

These trees are moderately growing, named from the spikes of flowers that bear a resemblance to a bottle bush. They are drought and pest resistant and highly tolerant of urban conditions.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 10-15 feet tall
  • Width of tree: 10-15 feet wide
  • Shape of tree: upright/erect, round
  • Leaf type: evergreen
  • Flower: red, very showy 

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: sand; loam; clay; acidic; well-drained
  • Moisture preference: drought tolerant
  • Sunlight requirements: full sun
  • Pruning requirements: little
  • Drought tolerance: high

 

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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
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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