Approved Tree Species

*Please note that this list contains both native and non-native trees. Certain regulations require the use of native trees. This list represents recommended/approved trees and is not meant to be all-inclusive.

Large Trees – over 45’ tall at maturity


American beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American elm (Ulmus americana) DED resistant varieties only

American linden (Tilia americana)

American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)

Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)

Freeman maple (Acer x freemanii)

Gingko (male) (Gingko biloba)

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis)

Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)

London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia)

Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Red maple (Acer rubrum)

River birch (Betula nigra)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)

Southern red oak (Quercus falcata)

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

White oak (Quercus alba)

Willow oak (Quercus phellos)


Small and Medium Trees – under 40’ tall at maturity


Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Crabapple (Malus)

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

English hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)

Flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)

Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Green hawthorn (Crataegus viridis)

Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata)

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)

Kwanzan cherry (Prunus serrulata “Kwanzan”)

Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Purpleleaf plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Shadblow serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

Trident maple (Acer buergeranum)

White fringetree (Chionathus virginicus)

Yoshino cherry (Prunus x yedoensis)

Evergreens


American holly (Ilex opaca)

Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara)

Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Pitch pine (Pinus rigida)

Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)