Select and Plant a Street Tree

​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.

​Tree fact sheet

  
  
Green Vase ZelkovaZelkova serrata 'Green Vase' P.P. #5080
  
  
6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo, cannot be planted beneath overhead power lines.
  
Shape and Habit
Deciduous
Global/Pyramidal
Zones
  
Environment
Zone 5
Moist, deep soil; pH adaptable.
Description
A vigorous Zelkova selection, producing a taller, more graceful tree than ‘Village Green’. Its foliage produces dappled shade.
  
  
45 feet30 feet
  
  
  
Green; fine-textured.  Orange, yellow-orange to bronze-red in Fall.
  
  

Tree species you can put in planter strips along streets

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.

  
  
  
  
Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana 'Morton'Must be at least 6" wideNo
Ulmus parvifolia emer II6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Fagus grandifloraMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Ostyra virginiana 'Autumn Treasure'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Cladrastis kentukea Must be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Maackia amurensisMust be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus myrsinifoliaMust be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Quercus bicolor 'Beacon'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Acer macrophyllum10 ft.No
Nyssa sylvaticaMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Quercus douglasiiMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Quercus chrysolepisMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Rhamnus purshiana (Frangula purshiana)Must be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Ulmus parvifolia Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus muehlenbergiiMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1' P.P. #20996Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Tilia cordata 'Corinthian'Must be at least 4 ft. wideNo
Quercus suberMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Cornus mas 'Saffron Sentinel'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Tilia x euchloraMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Metasequoia glyptostroboidesMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'4 ft. to 7.5 ft.No
Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Cercis canadensisMust be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Carpinus betulus 'Emerald Avenue'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Liriodendron tulipifera 'Emerald City'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Ulmus propinqua 'JFS-Bieberich'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Fagus sylvatica6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Phellodendron amurense 'Eye Stopper'Must be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Koelreuteria paniculata 'Fastigiata"Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Nyssa sylvatica 'Firestarter'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Ginkgo biloba Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Ginkgo biloba 'Golden Colonnade'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Koelreuteria paniculataMust be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Nyssa sylvatica 'Green Gable'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase' P.P. #50806 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Taxodium distichum 'Green Whisper'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Tilia codata 'Greenspire'6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Celtis occidentalisMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Gleditsia tricanthos var inermis 'Halka'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Zelkova serrata6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Eucommia ulmoidesMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Tilia cordata 'Harvest Gold'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Acer campestre6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerYes
Quercus ilexMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Calocedrus decurrensMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Quercus wislizeniMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Jade Prince'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Sophora japonica (Styphnolobium)Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerYes
Quercus virginianaMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Ginkgo biloba 'Magyar''Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Carpinus caroliniana 'Native Flame'Must be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Ulmus americana 'New Harmony'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Quercus nuttalliiMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Prunus 'Okame'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Umbellularia californicaMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus garryanaMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Arbutus menziesii Must be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Acer griseumMust be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Parrotia persica Must be at least 8 ft. wideYes
Pinus ponderosa (Willamette Valley)Must be at least 10 ft. wideNo
Ginkgo biloba 'Presidential Gold'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Ulmus americana 'Princeton'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus rubra6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Nyssa sylvatica 'Red Rage'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Tilia americana 'Redmond'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Carpinus caroliniana 'Rising Fire'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Acer tataricum 'JFS-KW2'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Quercus coccineaMust be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Quercus shumardii8 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Quercus hypoleucoidesMust be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Gymnocladus dioicus 'Skinny Latte'No
Amelanchier laevis 'Snowcloud'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Oxydendrum arboreumMust be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Maackia amurensis 'Starburst' P.P. #10557Must be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Acer miyabei “Morton”6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'Must be at least 8 ft. wideNo
Quercus bicolor8 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Acer pseudoplatanus6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerNo
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'6 ft. to 8 ft. or widerYes
Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba'Must be at least 4 ft. wideYes
Acer buergerianumMust be at least 6 ft. wideYes
Ulmus 'Morton Glossy'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Corylus colurnaMust be at least 6 ft. wideNo
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata"Must be at least 4 ft. wideNo
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'Must be at least 6 ft. wideNo
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