You need a Street tree planting permit to plant a tree in street right-of-way. The species, quantity, and planting location must be reviewed and approved by Public Works.
When streets are lined with trees, the trees benefit the whole community. However, not every tree fits in every location. Some trees have characteristics that are inappropriate in a street setting, and every tree needs specific growing conditions under which it can thrive.
Use this list to narrow down tree choices for your planting location. Select the tree’s common name to view a detailed fact sheet. Select the column headers to sort or filter by planting strip widths or overhead power options.
Then contact the Urban Forester at Public Works to request a site evaluation. A City of Salem staff member will visit your site, speak with you, and determine final approval of street tree choices.