Energy Savings Tree Types

Canopy Shade Trees

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

Chinese Pistache

Chinese Pistache

The Chinese Pistache is highly adaptable to urban soils, its dark-green foliage turns shades of orange and red in the fall, making it an excellent choice for an understory tree. It has an oval, rounded canopy with light, open branching.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 25-35feet tall.
  • Width of tree: 25-35 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: Symmetrical.
  • Leaf type: Deciduous.

Growing conditions

  • Soil preference: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained.
  • Sunlight requirements: partial sun or partial shade, full sun.
Dahoon Holly

Dahoon Holly

The Dahoon Holly is an evergreen tree with shiny, dark-green leaves that grows well in urban environments. Its narrow size and shape lends itself to usage as a hedge or screen for your property.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 20-30 feet tall.
  • Width of tree: 8-12 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: Irregular.
  • Leaf type: Evergreen.

Growing conditions

  • Moisture preference: Moist soil.
  • Sunlight requirements: partial sun or partial shade, full sun.

Understory Trees

Trees that can be maintained under power lines.

Persimmon

Persimmon

This moderately growing fruit tree is very productive and reveals it's bright yellow-orange fruit when leaves drop in the fall months. Plant away from sidewalks and driveways, as fallen fruit can cause a mess on pavement.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 20-30 feet tall.
  • Width of tree: 15-25 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: Upright/erect, round.
  • Leaf type: Deciduous.

Growing conditions

  • Moisture preference: Moderately drought tolerant.
  • Sunlight requirements: Full sun.

 

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Tea Olive

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The Tea Olive, or Sweet Olive, is a small evergreen tree most often seen planted as an ornamental landscape tree. The medium-green leaves have a pale underside and are joined from October through March by many small but extremely fragrant white blossoms.

Tree specs

  • Size of tree: 15-30 feet tall.
  • Width of tree: 15-20 feet wide.
  • Shape of tree: columnar, upright/erect, round.
  • Leaf type: Evergreen.

Growing conditions

  • Moisture preference: Moderate drought tolerance.
  • Sunlight requirements: Full sun, partial sun or partial shade.