Approved Tree List

Tree Requirements

Landscaper Patrick Metzger Planting Trees
All trees shall be:
  • A minimum of 1.5-inch caliper at six inches above ground level
  • At least 8-10 feet high
  • Healthy grown nursery stock
All trees shall have a straight trunk, a well developed leader with tops and roots characteristic of the species cultivar or variety. All trees must be free of insects, diseases, mechanical injury, and other objectionable features when planted. Bare root stock shall leave a root system sufficient to insure survival and healthy growth. Balled and burlap (B&B) stock shall leave a natural sound ball sufficient to insure survival and healthy growth. All trees which are grafted are to be grafted at a minimum height of 7” above ground level.

Root Stock


Bare root stock shall leave a root system sufficient to ensure survival and healthy growth. Balled and burlap stock shall leave a natural sound ball sufficient to ensure survival and healthy growth. All trees that are grafted are to be grafted at a minimum height of seven inches above ground level.

Approved Street Trees



Trees marked with * are native to the Portland Metro Region.

1. Trees permitted in minimum 3-foot planting area with no overhead utility wire conditions:
  • Cherry, Columnar Sargent Flowering - Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris'
  • Crabapple, Western - Malus fusca *
  • Crape myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica
  • Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry - Cornus mas
  • Dogwood, Eastern - Cornus florida
  • Dogwood, Kousa - Cornus kousa chinesis
  • Dogwood, Pacific - Cornus nutallii *
  • Glorybower, Harlequin - Clerondendrum trichotomum
  • Maple, Flame Amur - Acer ginnala 'Flame'
  • Maple, Norwegian Sunset - Acer truncatum x A. platanoides 'Keithsform'
  • Maple, Pacific Sunset - Acer truncatum x A. platanoides 'Warrenred'
  • Oak, Skyrocket English - Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
  • Pear, Aristocrat Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
  • Pear, Autumn Blaze Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
  • Pear, Capital Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'
  • Pear, Princess Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Princess'
  • Pear, Redspire Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'
  • Plum, Krauter's Vesuvius Flowering - Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter's Vesuvius'
  • Plum, Newport Flowering - Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'
  • Plum, Thundercloud Flowering - Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
  • Redbud, Eastern - Cercis Canadensis
  • Serviceberry, Western - Amelanchier alnifolia *
  • Snowbell, Japanese - Styrax japonica
2. Trees permitted in minimum 4-foot planting area where no overhead utility wire conditions exist:
  • Ash, Flowering - Fraxinus ornus
  • Ash, Globe European - Fraxinus excelsior 'Globosum'
  • Ash, Golden Desert - Fraxinus oxycarpa aureafolia 'Golden Desert'
  • Cherry, Yoshino Flowering - Prunus x yedoensis
  • Crabapple, Profusion - Malus 'Profusion'
  • Crabapple, Red Baron - Malus 'Red Baron'
  • Crabapple, Royalty - Malus 'Royalty'
  • Crabapple, Spring Snow - Malus 'Spring Snow'
  • Crabapple, Sugar Tymne - Malus 'Sugar Tyme'
  • Ginkgo, Mayfield - Ginkgo biloba 'Mayfield'
  • Goldenrain - Koelreuteria paniculata
  • Goldenrain, Columnar - Koelreuteria paniculata 'Fastigiata'
  • Hawthorn, Columnar - Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta'
  • Hawthorn, Lavalle - Crataegus x lavallei
  • Hawthorn, Washington - Crategus phaenopyrum
  • Hornbeam, Pyramidal European - Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
  • Hornbeam, Pyramidal European - Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'
  • Lilac, Japanese Tree - Syringa reticulata
  • Maple, Crimson Sentry Norway - Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
  • Maple, Doric Red - Acer rubrum 'Doric'
  • Maple, English Hedge - Acer campestre
  • Maple, Globe Norway - Acer platanoides 'Globosum'
  • Maple, Paperbark - Acer griseum
  • Maple, Tatarian - Acer tataricum
  • Olive, Russian - Elaeagnus angustifolia
  • Pear, Chanticleer Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
  • Pear, Cleveland Select Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
  • Pear, Trinity Flowering - Pyrus calleryana 'Trinity'
  • Serviceberry, Cumulus - Amelanchier laevis x grandiflora 'Cumulus'
  • Serviceberry, Pyramidal Shadblow - Amelanchier canadensis 'Pyramidalis'
  • Serviceberry, Robin Hill Apple - Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'
3. Trees permitted in minimum 6-foot planting area with no overhead utility wire conditions:
  • Ash, Flame - Fraxinus osycarpa 'Flame'
  • Beech, Tricolor European - Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'
  • Elderberry, Blue - Sambucus cerulea *
  • Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba
  • Ginkgo, Autumn Gold - Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'
  • Ginkgo, Fairmont - Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmont'
  • Ginkgo, Princeton Sentry - Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'
  • Ginkgo, Shangri-la - Ginkgo biloba 'Shangri-la'
  • Honeylocust, Skyline - Gleditsia triacanthos 'Skyline'
  • Horsechestnut, Briotii Red - Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'
  • Horsechestnut, Ruby Red - Aesculus x carnea 'Ruby Red'
  • Katsura - Cericidiphyllum Japonicum
  • Locust, Globe - Robinia pseudocacia 'Umbraculifera'
  • Magnolia, Southern - Magnolia grandiflora
  • Maple, Armstrong - Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong'
  • Maple, Bowhall Red - Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'
  • Maple, Cavalier Norway - Acer platanoides 'Cavalier'
  • Maple, Columnar Norway - Acer platanoides 'Columnare'
  • Maple, Crimson King Norway - Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
  • Maple, Green Mountain Sugar - Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
  • Maple, Greencolumn Black - Acer nigrum 'Greencolumn'
  • Maple, Karpick Red - Acer rubrum 'Karpick'
  • Maple, Legacy Sugar - Acer saccharum 'Legacy'
  • Maple, Parkway Norway - Acer platanoides 'Columnarbroad'
  • Maple, Scanlon Red - Acer rubrum 'Scanlon'
  • Oak, Skymaster English -Quercus robur 'Pyramich'
  • Pagoda Tree, Regent Japanese - Sophora japonica 'Regent'
  • Stewartia, Japanese - Stewartia pseudocamellia
  • Tuliptree, Arnold - Liriodendron tulipfera 'Fastigiatum'
  • Willow, Pacific - Salix lucida ssp. Lasiandra *
4. Trees permitted in minimum 8-foot planting area with no overhead utility wire conditions:
  • Alder, Red - Alnus rubra *
  • Ash, Autumn Applause White - Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Applause'
  • Ash, Autumn Purple White - Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
  • Ash, Bergeson Green - Fraxinus pennslyvanica 'Bergeson'
  • Ash, Oregon - Fraxinus latifolia *
  • Ash, Patmore Green - Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore'
  • Ash, Summit Green - Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit'
  • Birch, Jacquemontii - Betula jacquemontii
  • Birch, River - Betula nigra
  • Blackgum, Sourgum, or Black Tupelo - Nyssa sylvatica
  • Cascara - Rhamnus purshiana *
  • Cedar, Western Red - Thuja plicata *
  • Coffeetree, Kentucky - Gymnocladus dioicus
  • Cork Tree, Amur - Phellodendron amurense
  • Douglas fir - Pseudotsuga menziesii *
  • Elm, Chinese or Lacebark Elm - Ulmus parvifolia
  • Elm, Homestead - Ulmus 'Homestead'
  • Elm, Lacebark or Chinese Elm - Ulmus parvifolia
  • Filbert, Turkish - Corylus colurna
  • Fir, Grand - Abies grandis *
  • Hackberry, Common - Celtis occidentalis
  • Hawthorn, Black - Crataegus douglasii *
  • Hemlock, Western - Tsuga heterphylla *
  • Hophornbeam, American - Ostrya virginiana
  • Linden, DeGroot Littleleaf - Tilia cordata 'DeGroot'
  • Linden, Glenleven Littleleaf - Tilia cordata 'Glenleven'
  • Linden, Green Mountain Silver - Tilia tomentosa 'Green Mountain'
  • Linden, Greenspire - Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
  • Linden, Redmond - Tilia americana 'Redmond'
  • Linden, Redmond Crimean - Tilia x euchlora 'Redmond'
  • Linden, Sterling Silver - Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'
  • Maple, Arrowhead Sugar - Acer saccharum 'Arrowhead'
  • Maple, Autumn Blaze - Acer rubrum x A. saccharinum 'Autumn Blaze'
  • Maple, Autumn Flame Red - Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'
  • Maple, Big leaf - Acer macrophyllum *
  • Maple, Celebration - Acer x freemanii 'Celzam'
  • Maple, Cleveland Norway - Acer platanoides 'Cleveland'
  • Maple, Emerald Queen Norway - Acer platanoides 'Emerald Queen'
  • Maple, October Glory Red - Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
  • Maple, Red Sunset Red - Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
  • Maple, Schwedleri Norway - Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'
  • Maple, Spaethii Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum'
  • Maple, Superform Norway - Acer platanoides 'Superform'
  • Mulberry, Kingan Fruitless - Morus alba 'Kingan'
  • Oak, Burr - Quercus macrocarpa
  • Oak, English - Quercus robur
  • Oak, Forest Green Hungarian or Italian - Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt'
  • Oak, Northern Red - Quercus rubra
  • Oak, Oregon - Quercus garryana *
  • Oak, Pin - Quercus palustris
  • Oak, Sawtooth - Quercus acutissima
  • Oak, Scarlet - Quercus coccinea
  • Oak, Shingle - Quercus imbricaria
  • Oak, Shumard - Quercus shumardii
  • Oak, Swamp White - Quercus bicolor
  • Oak, Westminster Globe - Quercus robur 'Michround'
  • Poplar, Yellow or Tuiliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Rubber Tree, Hardy - Eucommia ulmoides
  • Sourgum, Black Tupelo, or Blackgum - Nyssa sylvatica
  • Sweetgum - Liquidambar sturaciflua
  • Sweetgum, Festival - Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival'
  • Sweetgum, Golden - Liquidambar styraciflua aurea 'Golden'
  • Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Tupelo, Black, Blackgum or Sourgum - Nyssa sylvatica
  • Yellow Wood - Cladrastis kentuckia
  • Zelkova, Green Vase - Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
  • Zelkova, Village Green - Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
5. Trees permitted by PGE and City of Beaverton for use under power wires:
  • Amur Maple - Acer ginnala
  • Hedge Maple - Acer campstre
  • Paper Bark Maple - Acer griseum
  • Apple Service Berry - Amelanchier
  • Shadblow Service Berry - Amelanchier canadensis
  • Eastern Redbud - Cercis canadensis
  • Glorybower - Clerodendrum trichotomum
  • Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida
  • Japanese Dogwood - Cornus kousa
  • Washington Hawthorn - Crataegue phaenopyrum
  • Lauelle Hawthorn - Crataegus x lavallei
  • Globe-Headed European Ash - Fraxinus excelsior ‘Globosa’
  • Flowering Ash - Fraxinus ornus
  • Golden Desert Ash - Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Aureafolia’
  • Golden Rain Tree - Koelreuteria paniculata
  • Golden Chain Tree - Laburnum x waterii
  • Flowering Crabapple - Malus 'Spring snow' or 'Indian magic'
  • Flowering Cherry - Prunus 'Mt. Fugi'
  • Flowering Pear - Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland select'
  • Japanese Snowball - Styrax japonia
City of Beaverton Approved Street Tree List - PDF version

Planting Beaverton Trees