Permitted Species of Trees and Shrubs

Permitted species of trees and shrubs (this list may be updated anytime):

Oak

Linden

Locust – excluding Black Locust

Hackberry

*Hard Maple

Gingko – (male)

Kentucky Coffeetree

Elm – Elm species that are certified to be disease resistant may be planted

Hawthorn – (only thornless varieties allowed) to be used when overhead utility wires are present and the parking is more than ten feet

Japanese Lilac – to be used when overhead utility wires are present and the parking is more than ten feet

Tatarian Maple - to be used when overhead utility wires are present and the parking is more than ten feet

*Hard Maple – allowed but not recommended due to over population of maples at this time and the susceptibility to the Asian Longhorn beetle that feeds on and kills maples

 

You still need approval from the City Forester to plant the trees even if they are on the list of permitted species of trees.

Questions? Contact the City’s Street Division Supervisor at (641) 420-1999.

       
       
       
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