Boston Parks Department Approved Street Trees

Under Wire Species (Shorter Trees)


SCIENTIFIC NAMECOMMON NAMEHEIGHT (FT)
Acer campestreHedge Maple25-40
Acer ginnalaAmur Maple (Single-stem)15-18
Amelanchier canadensisShadblow Service berry (Single stem)15-25
Cercis canadensisEastern redbud (single-stem)20-30
Crataegus crusgalli 'var. inermis'Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn20-30
Koelreuteria paniculataGoldenraintree30-40
Maackia amurensisAmur maackia20-30
MalusCrab Apple15-25
Parrotia persicaPersian Parrotia, Persian Ironwood20-40
Prunus x. 'autumnalis'Cherry30-40
Prunus x. sargentiiCherry25-35
Prunus x. yedoensis YoshinoCherry20-30
Ostrya virginianaAmerican Hophornbeam25-40
Gleditsia triacanthosHoneylocust30-70
Syringa reticulataJapanese Tree Lilac20-30

 

Tall Species

SCIENTIFIC NAMECOMMON NAMEHEIGHT (FT)
Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze'40-60
Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'Freeman maple 'Marmo'40-60
Acer miyabei 'morton'Miyabe maple 'State Street'
Acer rubrumRed Maple40-60
Acer rubrum 'Columnaris'Columnar Red Maple40-60
Acer saccharumSugar Maple60-75
Aesculus hippocastanumHorsechestnut50-75 *
Celtis occidentalisCommon Hackberry40-60
Cerciphyllum japonicumKatsura Tree40-60
Corylus colurnaTurkish Filbert (Hazelnut)40-50
Ginkgo biloba (Male)Ginkgo50-80
Gymnocladus dioicusKentucky Coffeetree60-75
Liquidambar styracifluaSweetgum60-75
Nyssa sylvaticaBlack Tupelo30-50
Quercus bicolorSwamp White Oak50-60
Quercus coccineaScarlet Oak70-75
Quercus imbricariaShingle Oak50-65
Quercus macrocarpaBur oak70-80
Quercus rubraRed Oak60-75
Quercus palustrisPin Oak60-70
Quercus phellosWillow Oak40-60
Quercus prinusChestnut Oak60-70
Quercus shumardiiShumard Oak40-60
Sophora japonica 'Regent'Japanese Sophora50-75
Tilia cordataLittle-Leaf Linden60-70
Tilia tomentosaSilver linden50-70
Ulmus americana (disease resistant)Elm
Ulmus parvifoliaChinese Elm40-50
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'Village Green Zelkova50-80
 

Evergreens

SCIENTIFIC NAMECOMMON NAMEHEIGHT (FT)
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir45-75*
Abies fraseriFraseri Fir30-40*
Metasequoia glyptostroboidesDawn Redwood70-100*
Picea pungensColorado Spruce30-60*
Picea glaucaWhite Spruce30-60*


* = Not a recommended street tree