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City Arborist Tree Planting Program


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If a City-owned tree is removed from the street in front of your home, the City will replant that tree at no cost to you. All that is required is your commitment to regularly water and care for the tree during its first few years of establishment (Click Here for Maintenance Tips). By participating in this program, you may also designate a species of your choice from the list of Arborist-approved street trees. To browse trees on this list, click on your preferred tree type below (large, medium, or ornamental). If you have received a door hanger notifying you of this program, fill out the attached postcard, remove and mail to the City Arborist. If you have not received a door hanger, contact the City Arborist to find out if you are eligible and how to participate.

703.746.5496 | E-mail 

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The Living Landscape Fund

The Living Landscape Fund is a mechanism for donating trees on public property for the enjoyment and benefit of all. The Living Landscape Fund is often used to plant a tree in memory or in honor of an individual or group, but is also used for philanthropic and ecological reasons. Contributors to the fund may select a species of choice from the hardy tree list and may also request a location for the tree to be planted. All requests are subject to review and approval by the City Arborist. Contributors are asked to regularly water and care for the tree during the first few years of establishment. To donate funds for the planting of a tree or to learn more about the Living Landscape Fund, contact the Park Planning Office.

703.746.5490 | E-mail 


Large Shade Trees

Common Name Scientific Name   Common Name Scientific Name
Elms     Other
American elm  Ulmus americana    Ginkgo (male)  Ginkgo biloba 
Chinese elm  Ulmus parvifolia    London planetree  Platanus hybrida 
Maples   European beech  Fagus sylvatica
Red Maple  Acer rubrum    Tulip tree  Liriodendron tulipifera 
Sugar Maple  Acer saccharum    Silver linden Tilia tomentosa
Oaks     Sweetgum  Liquidambar styraciflua 
Northern red oak  Quercus rubra       
Overcup oak  Quercus lyrata       
Sawtooth oak  Quercus accutissima       
Scarlet oak  Quercus coccinea       
Southern red oak  Quercus falcata       
Swamp white oak  Quercus bicolor       
White oak  Quercus alba       
Willow oak  Quercus phellos       

Medium Shade Trees

Common Name Scientific Name   Common Name Scientific Name
Hornbeams   Other
European hornbeam Carpinus betulus   English oak  Quercus robur 
American hornbeam  Carpinus caroliniana    Flowering pear  Pyrus calleryana 
Horsechestnuts Goldenraintree  Koelreuteria paniculata 
Common horsechestnut  Aesculus hippocastanum    Honeylocust  Gleditsia triacanthos 
Red horsechestnut Aesculus x carnea   Scholar-tree  Sophora japonica 
Red Buckeye  Aesculus pavia    Japanese zelkova  Zelkova serrata 
Lindens
Littleleaf linden  Tilia cordata       
Crimean linden Tilia x euchlora      

Ornamental Trees

Common Name Scientific Name   Common Name Scientific Name
Cherries   Other
Kwanzan cherry  Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'    Carolina silverbell  Halesia tetraptera 
Okame cherry Prunus x incamp 'Okame'   Crabapple  Malus 
Yoshino cherry  Prunus x yedoensis    Crape myrtle  Lagerstroemia indica 
Dogwoods Eastern redbud  Cercis canadensis 
Flowering dogwood  Cornus florida    Purpleleaf flowering plum  Prunus cerisifera 
Kousa dogwood  Cornus kousa    Shadblow serviceberry  Amelanchier canadensis 
Snowbells   Tree lilac  Syringa reticulata 
Japanese snowbell  Styrax japonicus       
Fragrant snowbell Styrax obassia      

Hardy Tree List

Common Name Scientific Name   Common Name Scientific Name
Cherries Snowbells
Kwanzan cherry  Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'    Japanese snowbell Styrax japonicus
Okame cherry Prunus x incamp 'Okame'   Fragrant snowbell Styrax obassia
Yoshino cherry Prunus x yedoensis    Other
Dogwoods   Baldcypress  Taxodium distichum 
Flowering dogwood Cornus florida   Carolina silverbell  Halesia tetraptera
Kousa dogwood  Cornus kousa   Colorado Blue Spruce  Picea pungens var. glauca 
Elms   Crabapple  Malus 
American elm  Ulmus americana    Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Chinese elm  Ulmus parvifolia    Dawn redwood  Metasequoia glyptostroboides 
Hemlocks   Eastern redbud  Cercis canadensis 
Canadian hemlock  Tsuga canadensis    Eastern red cedar  Juniperus virginiana
Carolina hemlock  Tsuga caroliniana    Eastern white pine  Pinus strobus 
Hollies   European beech  Fagus sylvatica
American holly  Ilex opaca    Flowering pear  Pyrus calleryana 
Foster #2 Holly Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri #2'    Ginkgo (female)  Ginkgo biloba 
Hornbeam   Goldenraintree  Koelreuteria paniculata 
European hornbeam Carpinus betulus   Hawthorn Crataegus spp.
American hornbeam  Carpinus caroliniana    Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos 
Horsechestnuts   Japanese black pine  Pinus thunbergii 
Common horsechestnut  Aesculus hippocastanum    Japanese zelkova Zelkova serrata 
Red horsechestnut Aesculus x carnea   Katsuratree  Cercidiphyllum japonicum 
Red Buckeye  Aesculus pavia    Leyland cypress  X Cupressocyparis leylandii 
Lindens   London planetree  Platanus hybrida 
Littleleaf linden  Tilia cordata    Purpleleaf flowering plum Prunus cerisifera
Crimean linden Tilia x euchlora   River birch Betula nigra 
Magnolias   Scholar-tree  Sophora japonica 
Southern magnolia  Magnolia grandiflora    Shadblow serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis
Sweetbay magnolia  Magnolia virginiana    Silver linden Tilia tomentosa
Saucer magnolia  Magnolia x soulangiana    Smoketree  Cotinus coggygria
Star magnolia  Magnolia stellata   Sweetgum  Liquidambar styraciflua 
Maples Tree lilac Syringa reticulata 
Red Maple  Acer rubrum    Tulip tree  Liriodendron tulipifera 
Sugar Maple  Acer saccharum    Weeping willow  Salix babylonica 
Oaks  
English oak  Quercus robur       
Northern red oak  Quercus rubra       
Overcup oak  Quercus lyrata       
Sawtooth oak  Quercus accutissima       
Scarlet oak  Quercus coccinea       
Southern red oak  Quercus falcata       
Swamp white oak  Quercus bicolor       
White oak  Quercus alba       
Willow oak  Quercus phellos       

Tips for Maintaining Your Tree

Coming soon.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
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James B. Spengler
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