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Select Trees for Your Urban Forest

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What Else Can I Plant? Select Trees By Family:

Click on one of the tree families below for a list of urban tree species that might be used to increase the biodiversity of your urban forest. Pay Special note to the Icons:

Choose a Tree Family

Use these icons as general guidelines:

(for expanded icon definitions CLICK HERE)

Suitable For Planting Under Powerlines = Suitable for use under power lines.
Suitable for Wet Sites = Suitable for use in wetter sites
Tolerates Stress = Tolerates Stress
Avoid Stressed Sites = Avoid Stressed Sites
Ideal for Disturbed Sites = Good Choice for Disturbed Sites
Good Wound Response = Good Wound Response
Poor Wound Response = Poor Wound Response
Alkaline Soil Tolerant = Alkaline Soil Tolerant
Avoid Netural/Alkaline Soils = Avoid Neutral/Alkaline Soils.
Tolerates Limited Root Space = Tolerates Compact Root Space
Need Cold Hardy Seed Source = Cold Hardy Seed Source Needed for Cooler Zones.

NOTE: Results may vary. These icons are provided for general guidance only.

For more plant info try searching OSU PlantFacts below (for best results, search "All Regions"):

OSU PlantFacts Search Engine indexes all the plant-related Extension publications from 46 different Land-Grant universities and government institutions across the United States and Canada. About PlantFacts


Search universities in the following regions:

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T. Davis Sydnor, Ph. D. and Nick E. D'Amato
Urban Forestry Department
School of Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road,
Columbus OH 43210
(614) 292-3865