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Urban Forestry
Arborist's Office
206-684-TREE (8733)
Street Tree Planting Procedures
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Street Tree Planting Procedures

Large Trees: Not Appropriate Under Wires
Good For Planting Strips Greater Than 5


Botanical name

Common Name

Height in feet

Spread in feet

Flowers

Fall Color

Comments/Notes

Acer saccharum Bonfire

50

40

 

bright orange red

Fastest growing sugar maple.

Acer saccharum

Commemoration

50

35

 

orange to orange-red

Resistant to leaf tatter.

Acer saccharum

Green Mountain

45

35

 

red to orange

 

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura Tree

40

40

 

Yellow to orange

 

Fagus sylvatica

Green Beech

50

40

 

bronze

Silvery-grey bark.

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

60

30

yellow-greenish

yellow

Fast-growing tree.

Nothofagus antarctica

Southern Beech

         

Nyssa sylvatica

Tupelo

70+

20

not noticeable

Apricot to bright red

Handsomely chunky bark.

Platanus x acerifolia

Liberty (Island)

50

45

 

red

 

Platanus x acerifolia

Yarwood

Yarwood Planetree

50

40

 

yellow-brown

High resistance to powdery mildew.

Quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

100

80

 

varies

Shaggy peeling bark

Quercus palustris

"Crownright

80

40

   

More upright form of Pin Oak.

Ulmus Homestead

Homestead Elm

60

35

not noticeable

yellow

 

Ulmus Pioneer

Pioneer Elm

60

50

not noticeable

yellow

Resistant to Dutch elm disease.

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