Replacement Tree Species List

Replacement Tree Species List

If you are required to replant trees as part of a tree removal permit, each replacement tree shall be single-stemmed, of a species listed in Category A or B below, and not less than 2" (inches) in caliper. Caliper is the diameter of the tree measured 6" (inches) above the ground. Prior approval for all other species must be obtained from the City Forester.

It is recommended that trees be planted at least 15’ from a building, 10’ from a driveway and 6’ from a fence. Shade trees should not be planted near or under utility wires.       

Large Trees (over 40')
Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum  Oak, Chinkapin Quercus muehlenbergii 
Beech, American Fagus grandifolia  Oak, English Quercus robur 
Walnut Juglans spp. Oak, Hill's Quercus ellipsoidalis 
Buckeye, Yellow Aesculus flava Oak, Red Quercus rubra 
Catalpa Catalpa speciosa  Oak, Scarlet Quercus coccinea 
Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostreboides  Oak, Shingle Quercus imbricaria 
Elm Ulmus (cultivars) Oak, Shumard  Quercus shumardii 
Elm, American Ulmus americana  Oak, Swamp White Quercus bicolor 
Elm, Lacebark Ulmus parviflora Oak, White Quercus alba 
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba (male only) Pecan Carya illinoinensis
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis  Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Hickory, Bitternut Carya cordiformis  Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua 
Hickory, Mockernut Carya tomentosa Sycamore Plantanus occidentalis 
Hickory, Pignut Carya glabra Tamarack Larix laricina
Hickory, Shagbark Carya ovata Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera 
Honey-locust, thornless Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis Tupelo (black gum) Nyssa sylvatica 
Horse-chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum  Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea 
Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Zelkova, Japanese Zelkova Serrata 
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica     
Linden, American (basswood) Tilia americana     
Linden, Little-leaved Tilia cordata Medium Trees (25'-40')
Linden, Silver Tilia tomentosa Birch, River Betula nigra
London Planetree Plantanus x acerfolia  Hornbeam, European Carpinus betulus
Maple, Black Acer nigrum  Hornbeam, American Carpinus caroliniana 
Maple, Freeman's Acer x freemanii Persimmon Diospyros virginiana
Maple, Red Acer rubrum  Hophornbeam, American Ostrya virginiana 
Maple, State Street Acer miyabei Horse-chestnut, Red Aesculus x carnea
Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum  Buckeye, Ohio Aesculus glabra 
Oak, Black Quercus velutina     
Oak, Bur Quercus macrocarpa