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Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

8.5 foot and greater sites without high voltage power lines

Measure the width of the planting site from the inside of the curb to the edge of the sidewalk. Use this list for 8.5 foot and greater planting sites WITHOUT overhead high voltage power lines. Other types of overhead wires are okay to plant under unless specified. Click here for help with identifying high voltage power lines.

This list is also for all unimproved right-of-way sites (curb with no sidewalk; or no curb and no sidewalk; or no curb, no sidewalk, and no paved road) WITHOUT overhead high voltage power lines.

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Features:  leafFall color             flower Showy flowers     birdFruit/nuts for wildlife

                    tree Textured bark      cone Evergreen              Native

Features

Common Name (Scientific Name)

Size (height by width) & Form

Description

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Ash, Autumn Purple® (Fraxinus americana ‘Junginger’)

45’ x 40’ Round

Vibrant reddish-purple fall color.

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Ash, Oregon (Fraxinus latifolia)

70’ x 40’ Round

Native. Golden yellow fall color.

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Ash, Raywood (Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’)

70’ x 40’ Round

Exceptionally striking, wine-red fall foliage.

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Ash, Urbanite® (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Urbanite’)

50’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Deep green, leathery summer foliage and bronze fall color.

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Baker Cypress (Cupressus bakeri)

50’ x 35’ Pyramidal

A slow growing, rare evergreen conifer native to southern Oregon.

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Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

70’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Deciduous conifer. Feathery foliage turns orange/cinnamon in the fall.

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Beech, Copper (Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’)

70’ x 50’ Oval

Purple leaves turn bronze in the fall. Very smooth, grey bark.

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Beech, Rivers Purple (Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’)

50’ x 40’ Oval

Beautiful purple summer foliage and interesting silver-grey bark in the fall.

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Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

60’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Very large leaves and large clusters of white, orchid-like flowers.

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Catalpa, Purple (Catalpa erubescens ‘Purpurea’)

50’ x 30’ Oval

Emerging shoots are black-purple. Bell-shaped white flowers and large leaves.

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Catalpa, Southern (Catalpa bignonioides)

60’ x 40’ Round

Profuse bell-shaped flowers. Interesting long seedpods.

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Cedar, Deodar (Cedrus deodara)

50’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Evergreen needles may have some silvery bloom, giving off blue green color. **

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Cedar, Golden Deodar (Cedrus deodara ‘Aurea’)

50’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Slow growing form with attractive golden-yellow needles. **

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Chestnut, Spanish (Castanea sativa)

70’ x 50’ Oval

Edible chestnuts ripen in October.

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

100’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Soft, small evergreen needles. Beautiful red bark. **

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Coffeetree, Kentucky (Gymnocladus dioicus)

60’ x 40’ Oval

Large, double-compound leaves give a tropical appearance during summer months.

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Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

55’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Evergreen foliage develops distinct bronze color in winter. **

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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

75’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Deciduous redwood conifer.  Needles turn yellow to orange in the fall.**

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Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

100’ x 50’ Pyramidal

Native. Stately evergreen with small cones. **

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Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

60’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Blooms resemble doves. Blooms in early spring.

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Elm, Accolade™ (Ulmus japonica x U. wilsoniana ‘Morton’)

70’ x 60’ Vase

Lovely shape with arching limbs.

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Elm, Danada Charm™ (Ulmus ‘Morton Red Tip’)

60’ x 50’ Vase

Leaves emerge red in spring. Outstanding gold fall color.

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Elm, Patriot (Ulmus x ‘Patriot’)

50’ x 40’ Vase

Narrow vase-shaped crown. Dark green foliage. Yellow fall color.

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Elm, Pioneer (Ulmus x hollandica ‘Pioneer’)

50’ x 50’ Round

Fast growing shade tree. Yellow to red fall foliage.

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Elm, Prospector (Ulmuswilsoniana ‘Prospector’)

60’ x 40’ Vase

Nice vase shape. Good yellow fall color.

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Elm, Valley Forge (Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’)

60’ x 50’ Vase

Classic American elm form.

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Ginkgo, Autumn Gold® (Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’)

50’ x 30’ Spreading

Fruitless male ginkgo. Golden yellow fall color.

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Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

45’ x 35’ Broad

Yellow fall color and interesting rough, corky bark.

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Hemlock, Western (Tsuga heterophylla)

100’ x40’ Pyramidal

Native. Needles have a graceful, feathery quality. Slow growing. **

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Horsechestnut, Fruitless (Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’)

55’ x 40’ Oval

Nice large shade tree with interesting palmate leaves and showy flowers.

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Incense-Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

60’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Aromatic evergreen conifer. **

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Larch, European (Larix decidua)

80’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Soft green foliage turns golden yellow in fall before dropping. **

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Linden, Bigleaf (Tilia platyphyllos)

70’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Large shade tree with fragrant spring blossoms.

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Linden, Glenleven (Tilia cordata ‘Glenleven’)

50’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Yellow fall color. Fast growing.

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London Planetree, Bloodgood (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’)

50’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Resistant to anthracnose. Naturally peeling bark reveals shades of cream, brown, and grey.

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London Planetree, Columbia (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Columbia’)

60’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Resistant to anthracnose. Ornamental bark adds winter interest.

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London Planetree, Liberty (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Liberty’)

65’ x 60’ Pyramidal

Resistant to anthracnose. Ornamental bark adds winter interest.

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Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana)

65’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Dark green leaves grow in striking green whorls. **

bird cone

Myrtle, Oregon (Umbellularia californica)

40’ x 40’ Round

Broadleaf evergreen with bay-like scent.

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Oak, Bur (Quercus macrocarpa)

55’ x 45’ Oval

Large tree with beautiful dark green foliage.

bird cone

Oak, Canyon Live (Quercus chrysolepis)

50’ x 30’ Round

Popular food source for wildlife.

leaf bird

Oak, English (Quercus robur)

50’ x 40’ Round

Large, hardy, and adaptable to most soil conditions.

bird cone

Oak, Holly (Quercus ilex)

80’ x 65’ Round

Nice umbrella form. Evergreen broadleaf. Drought tolerant.

bird cone

Oak, Interior Live (Quercus wislizeni)

50’ x 40’ Round

Evergreen. Heat and drought tolerant. Slow growing.

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Oak, Oregon White (Quercus garryana)

65’ x 45’ Round

Native. Wide crown with twisting branch structure.

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Oak, Sawtooth (Quercus acutissima)

40’ x 40’ Round

Fast growing with a spreading shape. Yellow fall color.

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Oak, Scarlet (Quercus coccinea)

50’ x 40’ Oval

Brilliant shades of red fall color.

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Oak, Shumard (Quercus shumardii)

80’ x 60’ Pyramidal

Shiny, dark green, deeply lobed leaves. Brownish red fall color.

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Oak, Southern Live (Quercus virginiana)

60’ x 70’ Round

Majestic, long-lived evergreen tree.

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Oak, Swamp White (Quercus bicolor)

45’ x 45’ Round

Deep green summer foliage and yellow fall color. Drought resistant.

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Oak, Valley (Quercus lobata)

80’ x 45’ Spreading

Large, spreading canopy and picturesquely twisting limbs.

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Oak, Willow (Quercus phellos)

50’ x 35’ Oval

Easily grown. Important food source for wildlife.

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Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonica)

65’ x 40’ Round

Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.

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Pine, Ponderosa (Pinus ponderosa)

80’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Native. Bark turns yellowish-brown to cinnamon-red with age and forms deep plates. **

bird cone 

Redcedar, Hogan (Thuja plicata ‘Hogan’)

100’ x 20’ Columnar

Excellent for wildlife. **

tree cone 

Redcedar, Western (Thuja plicata)

100’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Native. Interesting reddish bark.**

leaf flower

Sassafras Tree (Sassafras albidum)

45’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Attractive greenish-yellow flowers. Excellent purple, yellow, and red fall color.

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Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

80’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Large, fast growing tree. Bright green leaves shaped like tulips. Tulip-like flowers.

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Walnut, English (Juglans regia)

60’ x 60’ Spreading

Edible nuts are thin-shelled. Leaves aromatic when crushed.

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Yellowwood, Perkins Pink American (Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’)

40’ x 40’ Round

Copious pink flower clusters drip from the canopy.  Yellow fall foliage.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

40’ x 40’ Round

Clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. Yellow foliage in fall.

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Zelkova, Green Vase (Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’)

50’ x 40’ Vase

Vivid orange fall color and graceful vase shape.