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.
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’.
- Red Bud flowers, pollinator
- Serviceberry flowers, fall color, edible fruit, pollinator
- White Fringe Tree flowers, fall color, butterflies/moths, pollinator
- Canada Red Select Chokecherry (cultivated variety) flowers, fall color, edible fruit, nesting, butterflies/moths, pollinator
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’.
- Red Maple fall color, nesting, butterflies/moths
- American Yellowwood flowers, fall color, pollinator
- Magnifica Hackberry fall color, nesting, butterflies/moths, pollinator
- Redmond Linden flowers used by honeybees
- State Street Maple hardy, fall color
- Hybrid Elm vase shape, resistant to dutch elm disease
- Golden Rain Tree flowers
- Hardy Rubber Tree resistant to insects and disease
- Turkish Filbert edible nuts
- European Hornbeam narrow in youth
- Galaxy Magnolia flowers
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’.
- Kentucky Coffeetree fall color, butterflies, moths
- Swamp White Oak fall color, nesting, butterflies, moths
- Red Oak fall color, nesting, butterflies/moths
- Thornless Honeylocust cultivated variety, flowers, fall color, nesting, pollinators, butterlfies/moths
- Bald Cypress food, nesting, butterflies/moths
- London Planetree urban tolerant
- Silver Linden attractive foliage
- Japanese Zelkova Vase-shaded with upright arching branches, fast grower