Small Trees:


Common  Name  Botanical  Name Comments
Paw PawAsimina triloba Height 40', fruit for  wildlife
Serviceberry Amelanchier  arborea Height  15-25', white spring flowers, light shade
American Holly Ilex  opaca Height  35', evergreen, red berries
Possum Haw Ilex  decidua  Height  20', bright red berries
Yaupon Holly Ilex  vomitoria Height  20', evergreen
Eastern Redbud Cercis  canadensis  Height  30', pink spring flowers
Goldenraintree Koelreuteria  paniculata Height  30', yellow summer flowers
Little Leaf Linden Tillia  cordata "Greenspire" Height  40" tolerant of polution and poor soils
Trident Maple  Acer  tataricum Height  20', fall color
Hawthorn Crataegus  sp. Height  15-30', select thornless varities 
American Hornbeam Carpinus  carolinia  Height  20-30', drought tolerant, fall color
Chinese Pistache Pistacia  chinensis Height  35', drought tolerant, fall color
Lacebark Elm  Ulmus  parvifolia  Height  40-50', tolerant of poor conditions
Blackgum Nyssa  sylvatica Height  50', fall color, fruit for birds
Dogwood Cornus  florida Height  15', spring flowers, requires shade

Large Trees:


 Common NameBotanical NameComments
 Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba  50'+ pollution tolerant, fall color, poor soils
 American Sycamore Platanus occidentalis Height up to 100', fast growing, showy bark, tolerant of wet soil
 Baldcypress  Tacodium distichum Height 70', tolerant of drought and wet soil
 Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostrobidies Height 70', drought tolerant
 Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus Height 75', drought and pollution tolerant
 Northern Red Oak Quercus rubrum  Height 75', pollution and compacted soils tolerant, acorns for wildlife
 Southern Magnolia  Magnolia grandiflora Height 80', evergreen, large white flowers, small cultivars available
 Tuliptree Lirodendron tulipifera Height 90', fast growing, yellow flowers, unique leaf shape, fall color
 Willow Oak Quercus phellos  Height 40-60', tolerates poorly drained soils, acorns for wildlife
 Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii  Height 60', fall color, acorns for wildlife, best oak for fall color
 Thornless  HoneylocustGleditsia triacanthos 'Shademaster'Height 70', fast growing
 Mockernut Hickory Carya tomentosa Height 50-80', nuts for wildlife, fall color
 Shortleaf Pine Pinus echinata Height 70-100', evergreen
 White OakQuercus albaHeight 100', acorns for wildlife