Trees Acceptable for Planting
IN general, all of the following should be of a 2 1/2 to 3 inch caliper:
- Maple, red or green
- Flowering pear
- Oak, such as a pin oak (swamp oaks are not acceptable)
Any other variety of tree would have to be considered on an individual basis, depending on the area where the tree is to be planted.
If a resident interested in purchasing a tree has overhead telephone/power lines on the same side of the street as their property, a flowering pear wold be the best choice to plant because it only attains a mature height of approximately 20-25 feet. If a taller variety of tree is chosen, the property owner should be made aware that utility companies have the right to “V” out a tree to three feet away from the lines.
If underground utilities exist in the area, tree planting may not be feasible.
All areas considered for tree planting should be “dig-safed” prior to purchasing the tree.