Best Management Practices - Trees

Allen D. Owings, Bush, Edward W., Trawick, Robert C.  |  3/22/2005 1:25:06 AM

Trees are one of the most valuable assets to have in a home landscape. Energy conservation and many other environmental benefits are achieved when trees are properly used in a landscape. Use this selection guide to choose trees for your landscape.

Small Flowering Trees

  • Dogwood
  • Mayhaw
  • Grancy Greybeard
  • Silverbell
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Parlsey Hawthorn

Medium to Large Flowering Trees

  • Swamp Red Maple
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Tulip Tree (Tulip Poplar)
  • Oriental Magnolia

Trees Tolerating Wet Soils

  • Willows
  • Mayhaw
  • Swamp Red Maple
  • Nuttall Oak
  • Bald Cypress
  • Tupelo Gum
  • River Birch
  • Wax Myrtle

Drought Tolerant Trees

  • Yaupon
  • Vitex or Lilac Chaste Tree
  • Chinese Pistachio
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Green Ash

Fast Growing Shade Trees

  • Chinese Elm
  • Bald Cypress
  • Cherrybark Oak
  • Green Ash
  • Southern Red Oak
  • Nuttall Oak
  • Sawtooth Oak
  • Tulip Tree (Tulip Poplar)
  • Sycamore
  • River Birch

Trees to Attract Wildlife

  • Sawtooth Oak
  • Mayhaw
  • Yaupon
  • Wax Myrtle
  • Silverbell
  • Pawpaw
  • Pecan
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Parsley Hawthorn

BMP Checklist:

  • Select plants adapted to your site (sun, flowering desired, evergreen/deciduous, etc.)
  • Select botanical traits to meet your needs
  • Consider mature size and space accordingly at planting
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