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Approved Species

Approved Species

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Shade Trees

Variety Species
Birch(River & Heritage) Betula Nigra
Blue Beech Carpinus caroliniana
Catalpa Catalpa
Elm (Dutch Elm Resistant) Ulmus
Ginkgo Ginkgo
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Honeylocust (thornless) Gleditsia triacanthos
Ironwood Olneya tesota
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus
Linden (Japanese Beetle Resistant) Tilia
Maple (All species excluding Autumn Blaze) Acer rubrum, saccharum, platanoides, freemanii
Oak - Bur Quercus macrocarpa
Oak - Red Quercus rubra
Oak - Northern Pin Quercus ellipsoidalis
Oak - Heritage Quercus macdanielii
Oak - Swamp White Quercus bicolor
Oak - White Quercus alba
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Siouxland & Noreaster Populus deltoides
Sycamore Plantanus occidentalis
London Planetree Plantanus acerifolia
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera
Turkish Filbert Corylus corlurna
Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea

Low-Growing Trees

Variety Species
Crabapple Malus
Japanese Maple (Emperor or Zone 4 Rated) Acer palmatum
Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata
Mountain Ash (Emerald Ash Borer resistant) Sorbus
Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra
Redbud (Eastern) Cercis
Serviceberry (tree from only; Autumn Brillance or Rainbow Pillar) Amelanchieralnifola Grandiflora


Variety Species
Arborvitae (3' minimum height) Thuja occidentalis
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Cedar (Eastern Red) Juniperus virginiana
Fir (Concolor) Abies
Juniper (3' minimum height) Juniperus scopulorum
Pine (Eastern White) Pinus strobus
Spruce - Black Hills Picea glauca
Spruce - Blue  Picea pungens
Spruce - Norway Picea abies

*Juniper, Spruce or Arborvitae species must grow 20' or taller. Not all trees are appropriate for all sites; be sure to consider site conditions such as your hardiness zone, soil moisture conditions, presence of overhead power lines, light conditions, proximity to buildings, etc.