Large Trees


The trees listed below are recommended for new subdivisions without overhead power lines. These varieties should do well in what are often tough planting sites. The boulevard widths (the area from curb to sidewalk) can range from 6 feet to 15 feet wide, depending on the subdivision. An 8 foot width is the norm. Given this planting area, the goal is to have a selection of hardy tree species that are medium to large in height (35 to 65 feet) to produce shade and slow down storm water runoff, are relatively disease and insect free, and are aesthetically pleasing.

Recommended Large Tree Species

Common Name  Scientific Name  Comments 
Discovery Elm   Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Discovery   
Cathedral Elm  Ulmus 'Cathedral'     
New Horizon Elm   Ulmus x 'New Horizon'    
Vanguard Elm  Ulmus x 'Morton Plainsman'    
Prairie Expedition Elm  Ulmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'    
Greenspire Linden   Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'     
Harvest Gold Linden   Tilia mongolica 'Harvest Gold'    
Norlin Linden   Tilia cordata 'Ronald'   
Boulevard Linden   Tilia americana 'Boulevard'    
Hackberry   Celtis occidentalis    
Emerald Lustre Norway Maple  Acer platanoides 'Pond'    
Sienna Glen Maple  Acer x freemanii 'Sieneca' 
Northern Acclaim Honeylocust  Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Harve'   
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica   
Amur Corktree Phellodendron amurense   
Autumn Splendor Buckeye  Aesculus sylvatica 'Autumn Splendor'   
Prairie Torch Buckeye Aesculus sylvatica 'Autumn Splendor'   
Homestead Buckeye   Aesculus x 'Homestead'  
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa  Bur Oak are only allowed on 
boulevards that are at least 10ft wide