Native Tree List

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Arbor Resource Committee list of recommended Native Massachusetts Trees

Large Sized Trees for spaces with no overhead obstructions

American Elm (Ulmus americana) 40’-50’ H. ‘Valley Forge’, ‘Princeton’

Basswood (also known as American Linden) (Tilia Americana) 50’- 70’ H. ‘Redmond’, ‘Fastigiata’, “Legend”

Black Gum (also known as Black Tupelo) (Nyssa sylvatiea) 30’-50’ H. Species or ‘Autumn Cascades’, Forum™, ‘Jermyns Flame’, ‘Miss Scarlet’

Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) 40’-60’ H. Species or ‘Chicagoland’, ‘Prairie Pride’, ‘Windy City’

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) 60’-70’ H. Species or ‘Crownright’

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 50’-70’ H. ‘Autumn Flame’, October Glory®, Red Sunset®

Red Oak (Quercus rubra) 60’-75’ H. Species or ‘Splendens’

River Birch (Betula nigra) 40’-75’ H. Dura-Heat®, Heritage®

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) 40’-70’ H. ‘Commemoration’, ‘Legacy’, ‘Majesty’, ‘Green Mountain’

Medium Sized Trees that could possibly be used under power lines

American Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) 30’-60’ H. ‘Chicagoland’, ‘Prairie Pride’, ‘Windy City’

American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) 25’-30’ H. Species

Common Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 30’-60’ H. Species

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) 40’-60’ H. Species

Small Trees

Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis) 15’-25’ H. Species or ‘Autumn Brilliance’, ‘Autumn Sunset’, ‘Ballerina’, ‘Snowcloud’

Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginianna) 20’ H. Species or ’Greenbay’, ‘Mayer’, ‘Ravenswood’, ‘Willowleaf Bay’

Park Trees

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) 50’-75’ H. Species

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovate) 60’-90’ H. Species (long taproot makes it very difficult to transplant)

Tulip Tree (Liriodenderon tulipifera) 70’-90’ H. Species or ‘Ardis’, ‘Aureomarginatum’, ‘Fastigiatum’

White Oak (Quereus alba) 60’-80’ H. (long taproot makes it very difficult to transplant)