Forestry - Suggested Trees

Descriptions of Suggested Trees and Suitable Site Features 

 

Native Utah Trees

Click here for a list of trees native to Utah.

Small Tree Species

Select small species if one or more of the following conditions or planting objectives exist:

  • Parkstrip is 3 to 5-feet wide
  • Planting site has overhead wires
  • Space for root and branch growth is limited
  • Preferred planting objectives—reduce scale of landscape, limit fall leaf clean-up, minimize water use

Medium Tree Species

Select medium species if one or more of the following conditions or planting objectives exist:

  • Parkstrip is more than 5-feet wide
  • Planting site has no overhead wires
  • Space for root and branch growth will not conflict with site features
  • Preferred planting objectives–intermediate in size; compatible with many site uses, features and landscapes; at maturity branches are higher above the ground than small species     

Large Tree Species

Select large species if one or more of the following conditions or planting objectives exist:

  • Parkstrip is more than 8-feet wide
  • Planting site has no overhead wires
  • Space for root and branch growth will accommodate large size of tree
  • Preferred planting objectives—maximize longevity, shade, energy conservation, and environmental benefits