Available Species

Planting Standards


The information provided is meant to encourage choices compatible with planting locations while minimizing damage to public improvements and promoting species diversity. Please read thoroughly prior to making any selection.

There are standards for minimum distances between where you plant the tree and existing features along your street. Plant street trees no closer than 25 feet from a corner intersection or 5 feet from a driveway, so that the tree won't block visibility and become a traffic hazard. Allow at least 15 feet between a tree and a light pole or the tree will block the light and create dark spots at night. Stay at least 10 feet away from a fire hydrant and 2 feet from your property line. Also stay 10 feet from any street sign. For assistance with tree placement contact a Worthington City Arborist by calling (614) 786-7368.

Small Trees


The following trees are offered for tree lawns that measure 3’ to 6’ wide. These trees are suitable for planting under overhead utilities. These varieties should only be planted in situations where overhead growth restrictions exist. Minimum spacing between trees 15’.

Ohio Native
Non-Native

Medium Trees


The following trees are offered for tree lawns that measure 5’ to 8’wide. They are not suitable for planting under utility lines. Minimum spacing between trees 20’.

Ohio Native
  • Red Maple fall color, nesting, butterflies/moths
North American Native
Non-Native

Large Trees


The following trees are offered for tree lawns that measure 8 feet or more in width. They are not suitable for planting under utility lines. Large trees should be planted at least 35 feet from any structure. Minimum spacing between trees 30’.

Ohio Native
North American Native
Non-Native