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Large Trees (>40')         

PLANT ONLY IF AREA BETWEEN SIDEWALK AND CURB IS GREATER THAN 10 FEET
 
 
Latin (scientific name) Common Name Description of Plant
Cladrastis kentukea Yellowwood Moderate growth rate, smooth bark; best in non-compacted soil; do not prune in Spring
 
Corylus colurna Turkish Filbert (Hazel) Tolerant of urban conditions; pyramidal form; no serious pests.
     
Eucommia ulmoldes Hardy Rubbertree Slow to moderate growth rate; leaves look like an elm; pest resistaant; not for poorly drained sites.
 
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry Performs well under adverse conditions; bare root smaller trees.
 
Gingko biloba Maidenhairtree Choose Male Cultivars; no pests; prune to train recommended; upright cultivars available.
 
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree Moderate growth rate; open crown; use male cultivars like 'Macho'; few pests or disease.
 
Larix decidua Common Larch Deciduous evergreen; pyramidal shaped; no flowers; attractive reddish brown to grayish brown bark.
 
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood Rapid growth rate; deciduous conifer, generally pest free.

 
Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo or Black Gum Slow Growth rate; brilliant fall color; slow growing; tolerant to drought and flooding.
 
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak Slow growth rate; more tolerant to City conditions that most oaks.
 
Quercus imbricaria Shingle Oak Slow growth rate; tolerant to urban conditions; transplant in Spring.
 
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak Slow growth rate; tolerant of urban conditions; transplants well Spring.
 
Quercus acatissima Sawtooth White Oak Handsome wide spreading clean foliaged tree; not typical oak leaf; good lawn tree.
 
Quercus rubra  Northern Red Oak Fast growing tree; tolerates urban conditions along streets with heavy traffic.
 
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum Multi-colored fall color display; limited fruit; Michigan is the northern most range of this species.
 
Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree Needs large amounts of room; tallest tree east of the Mississippi River; Limited wood strength.
     
Sassafras albidum Common Sassafras Medium-sized tree;good fall color from red to purple to orange.  Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

 
Taxodium distichum Common Baldcyprus  Moderate to fast growth rate; deciduous conifer; tolerates poor drainage.

 
Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden Good Shade tree for street conditions; has conical growth habit while young; becoming broader with age.
     
Ulmus parviflora Chinese (Lacebark) Elm Moderate growth rate; choose Dutch Elm Disease and Phloem necrosis resistant varieties such as Drake, Dynasty, or Ohio.
 
Zelkova serrata Japanese Zelkova Moderate growth rate; fall color from yellow to red; ornamental bark; fruit is insignificant; tree has elm-like appearance.