Acceptable Tree Species

*Please note that this list contains both native and non-native trees. Certain regulations require the use of native trees. 

Large Canopy Trees

American beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American linden (Tilia americana)

American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)

Chestnut oak (Quercus montana)

Freeman maple (Acer x freemanii)

Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)

London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia)

Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Pin oak (Quercus palustris)

Red maple (Acer rubrum)

Scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)

Southern red oak (Quercus falcata)

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

White oak (Quercus alba)

Willow oak (Quercus phellos)


Small/Medium Canopy Trees

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

Common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Crabapple (Malus)

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)

Gingko (male) (Gingko biloba)

Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Hedge maple (Acer campestre)

Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Japanese pagodatree (Sophora japonica)

Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Purpleleaf plum (Prunus cerasifera)

River birch (Betula nigra)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Sweetbay magnolia (Magolia virginiana)

White fringetree (Chionathus)

Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

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)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Pitch pine (Pinus rigida)

Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)