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2013 Trees for Neighborhoods - Available Trees

Limit 4 trees per households. Maximum 1 honey crisp apple per household.

Under power lines
Street trees (not under power lines)
Yard Trees

* The 2013 Trees for Neighborhoods cycle is now over. Please check back on this website in July 2014 to learn how to apply for the next cycle. Different species of trees are offered each year.

Under power lines
(can also be planted along streets and in yards)

Evergreen/ Deciduous

Height/ Spread

Minimum planting strip width for street trees

Flowers/ Edible
Fruit

Description

Japanese Snowbell
(Styrax japonicus ‘Snowcone’)

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Deciduous 25’ / 25’ 5’ White flowers Small vase-shaped tree with white, bell-shaped flowers similar to lily of the valley. Tree works well along the street or next to the house. Easy to grow.

Galaxy Magnolia (Magnolia ‘Galaxy’)

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Deciduous 25’ / 25’ 5’ Pink flowers Pyramidal-shaped tree with reddish purple flowers that bloom in spring. Tolerates most soil types. Grows best in full sun.

Tall Stewartia
(Stewartia monodelpha)

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Deciduous 25’ / 20’ 5’ White flowers Small broadleaf tree with dark green foliage and small white cupped flowers in June. Showy cinnamon-orange bark adds color to winter landscape. Avoid planting in hot and dry sites.

Street trees
(not under power lines; can be planted in yards)

Evergreen/ Deciduous

Height/ Spread

Minimum planting strip width for street trees

Flowers/ Edible
Fruit

Description

Mountain Silverbell
(Halesia monitcola)

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Deciduous 45’ / 25’ 5' White flowers Broadleaf tree with pretty white flowers and pale yellow fruits. The tree has impressive yellow fall color and attractive bark, which peels off in large, flat scales. Tolerates sun or part shade. Prefers well-drained soils.

Millstone Japanese Pagoda
(Sophora japonica
‘Halka’
)

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Deciduous 45' / 35' 5' White flowers Oval to rounded broadleaf tree with shiny dark green leaves that develop into yellow fall color. White fragrant flowers bloom in summer.

Scarlet Oak
(Quercus coccinea)

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Decidous 60’ / 40’ 6' NA Glossy dark green leaves develop into a scarlet red in fall for brilliant fall foliage. Prefers dry, sandy soils.

Emerald Sunshine Elm
(Ulmus propinqua ‘JFS-Bieberich’)

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Deciduous 35’ / 25’ 6'

NA

Small broadleaf deciduous tree with shiny dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Highly resistant to disease and insect attack, including Dutch elm disease. Tolerates most soil types.

Yard Trees

Evergreen/ Deciduous

Height/ Spread

Minimum planting strip width for street trees

Flowers/ Edible
Fruit

Description

Honey Crisp Apple

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Limit 1 per household

Deciduous 14’-18’ / 15’ NA

Pink flower/ apples

A sweet, crisp apple. Will produce fruit 3-4 years after planting.  MM106 semi-dwarf rootstock.

Oriental Spruce
(Picea
orientalis)

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Evergreen 40’ / 20’ 6' NA Attractive pyramidal shaped evergreen tree with shiny dark green foliage. Purplish cones stand out like berries. Can tolerate poor, gravelly soils.  

Cascara
(Rhamnus purshiana)

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Deciduous 30’ / 20’ 5' Greenish flowers Small native tree with small greenish flowers and very attractive purplish fruit. Both the flowers and fruit attract a variety of wildlife. The foliage turns brilliant yellow in autumn. Tolerant of most planting sites.
Austrian Pine
(Pinus nigra)

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Evergreen 45’ / 25’ 12' NA Mature tree has lots of character with a broad, flat crown and a rough, short trunk and spreading branches.  Tree has shiny green foliage, which makes an excellent screen or windbreak. Adaptable to a wide variety of urban conditions and soil types. Prefers full sun.

June Snow Dogwood (Cornus controversa ‘June Snow’)

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Deciduous 40’ / 30’ 5' White flowers Striking medium-sized broadleaf with creamy white flowers. Outstanding orange and red fall color. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Fast growing.

Mountain Hemlock
(Tsuga mertensiana)

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Evergreen 30’ / 15’ 6’ NA Elegant native evergreen tree with silvery blue-green foliage that adds an alpine feel to the urban yard. Slow growing in the urban environment.

 

 

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