Street Tree Species List

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3′-4′ PARKWAYS

BRONZE LOQUAT

(Eriobotrya deflexa)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: White flowers in spring
Native To: Taiwan and Southern Vietnam

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CHITALPA

(Chitalpa tashkentensis)

Height: 25 – 35 Feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Showy lavender flowers in Spring, Summer, or Fall. Lanceolate to Ovate leaves.
Native To: California

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CRAPE MYRTLE

(Lagerstroemia indica)

Height:25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Lavender, pink, red, rose or white flowers in summer. It blooms best in full sun, when it receives moderate moisture.
Native To:
China

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DESERT WILLOW

(Chilopsis linearis)

Height: 15 – 30 Feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Fragrant lavender, pink, rose or white flowers in Spring or Summer. Leaves linear.
Native To: California, Texas, and Mexico.

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EASTERN REDBUD

(Cercis canadensis)

Height:Up to 25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Pink or rose flowers bloom in spring. Leaves are an attractive lemon in fall.
Native To: 
Eastern United States

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HONG KONG ORCHID TREE

(Bauhinia blakeana)

Height: 20-40 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers showy. Fragrant pink, purple, or rose. Flowers in Spring or Fall.
Horticultural Hybrid

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LEMON BOTTLEBRUSH

(Callistemon citrinus)

Height: 20-25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Brown Capsule fruiting in the Fall.
Native To: Eastern Australia

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NEW ZEALAND CHRISTMAS TREE

(Metrosideros excelsa)

Height: 30-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Oblong to ovate, dark green leaves. Red showy flowers in Spring or Summer.
Native To: New Zealand

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PURPLE LEAF PLUM

(Prunus cerasifera)

Height: 15- 25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Obviate green, red, or purple leaves. Fragrant white flowers in Spring. Prolific, red, edible drupe, fruiting in Summer.
Native To:
 Asia/Invasive to California

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PURPLE ORCHID TREE

(Bauhinia variegata)

Height: 25 feet (average)
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Fragrant, lavender or pink flowers in spring or winter
Native To:
 India and China

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ST. MARY MAGNOLIA

(Magnolia grandiflora)

Height: 20-25 feet (average)
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Dark green, oval leaves. Fragrant white flowers in Spring, Summer, or Fall.
Native To:
 Southeastern United States

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SWEET SHADE

(Hymenosporum flavum)

Height: 20-35 feet (average)
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Showy, fragrant yellow flowers in Spring or Summer.
Native To:
 Austalia

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WEEPING BOTTLE BRUSH

(Callistemon viminalis)

Height: 15-20 feet (average)
Evergreen
Water Use:Drought Tolerant

Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Brown Capsule fruiting in the Fall.
Native To:
 Eastern Austalia

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WESTERN REDBUD

(Cersis occidentalis)

Height: 15-20 feet (average)
Decidious
Water Use:Tolerant

Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Pink or rose flowers bloom in spring. Leaves are an attractive lemon in fall. Leaves more rounded than C. canadensis
Native To:
 California, Arizona, and Utah.

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WHITE BOTTLEBRUSH

(Callistemon salignus)

Height: 20-25 feet (average)
Evergreen
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Flowers Showy. Cream or yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Brown Capsule fruiting in the Fall.
Native To:
 Australia

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WHITE ORCHID TREE

(Bauhinia variegata v. candida)

Height: 20-35 feet (average)
Evergreen
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Large brown legume fruiting in the Summer.
Horticultural Hybrid 

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4′-6′ PARKWAYS

AFRICAN SUMAC

(Searsia lancea)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristics: 
Great screen tree, inconspicuous flowers in Summer
Native To:
Southeastern United States

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BRISBANE BOX

(Tristania conferta)

Height: 45 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: 
White flowers in spring
Native To: 
Australia

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CAJEPUT

(Melaleuca quinquenervia)

Height: 20-40 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristics: 
Striking, exfoliating bark. Elliptic to oblong, green leaves. Showy pink, purple, or yellow flowers in Summer or Fall. Persistent brown of gray capsule fruiting year round.
Native To:
 Eastern and Northern Austalia

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CATALINA IRONWOOD

(Lyonothamnus floribundus)

Height: 35-40 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristics: 
Pinnate, dark green leaves. Showy, white flowers. Small, brown capsule fruiting in Fall.
Native To:
 California

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CHINESE FRINGE TREE

(Chionanthus retusus)

Height: 10 – 20 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Clean looking tree with impressive, fragrant, and white flowers in Summer. Purple or blue fruit in Fall or Winter.
Native to: Eastern Asia

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COMMON HACKBERRY

(Celtis occidentalis)

Height: 45 – 80 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Ovate and green leaves with inconspicuous flowers in the Spring.
Native to: Eastern North America

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DESERT MUSEUM PALO VERDE

(Parkinsonia aculeata)

Height: 15 – 20 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves bipinnately compound. Has thorns on green bark. Fragrant yellow flowers.
Native To: Southwestern United States and Mexico.

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EVERGREEN PEAR

(Pyrus kawakamii)

Height: 15 – 30 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Elliptic to ovate, green leaves. Showy, fragrant white flowers in Spring or Winter. Very small, brown or mostly green pomes fruiting in Spring orSummer.
Native To: Taiwan and China

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FLAXLEAF PAPERBARK

(Melaleuca linariifolia)

Height: 20 – 30 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Striking, exfoliating bark. Linear, bluish green or gray green leaves. Showy, fragrant, white flowers. Brown of gray capsule fruiting in Fall.
Native To: Eastern Australia

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GOLDEN RAIN

(Koelreuteria paniculata)

Height: 20 – 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves bipinnately compound with showy yellow flowers in Summer. Prolific brown capsule fruit in Fall.
Native to: Asia

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GOLD MEDALLION TREE

(Cassia leptophylla)

Height: 20-25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers showy. Yellow. Flowers in summer.
Native to: Brazil

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JAPANESE PRIVET*

(Ligustrum japonicum)

Height: 10 – 15 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Dark green, ovate leaves. Showy, fragrant, white flowers in Spring or Summer. Prolific, blakc or blue drupe fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Native To: Northeastern Asia

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MAIDENHAIR TREE

(Ginkgo Biloba)

Height: 35 – 65 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Rhomboidal green leaves and flowers in Spring.
Native to: China

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NORFOLK ISLAND PINE

(Araucaria heterophylla)

Height: 100 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves small, stiff, triangular, and green.
Native To: Norfolk Island

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ORNAMENTAL PEAR

(Pyrus calleryana)

Height: 50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Ovate dark green leaves. Showy, fragrant white flowers in Spring or Winter. Brown or mostly green pome fruiting in Summer.
Native To: China

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PEPPERMINT TREE

(Agonis flexuosa)

Height: 25-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Showy, white flowers in spring or summer
Native To:
 Western Australia

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SHRUBBY YEW PINE

(Podocarpus macrophyllus)

Height: 40 – 50 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Lanceolate to linear green leaves. Inconspicuous flowers in Spring. Small, purple cone fruiting in Fall.
Native To: Eastern Asia

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SILK TREE

(Albizia julibrissin)

Height: 20-35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Pink or rose flowers in spring or summer
Native To:
 Southwestern and Eastern Asia

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SWEET BAY

(Laurus nobilis)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Green, white or yellow flowers in spring; bay leaves can be used in cooking.
Native To:
 Mediterranean region

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WESTERN HACKBERRY

(Celtis laevigata v. reticulata)

Height: 25 – 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Deciduous tree with small red berries. Found in riparian areas of the Southwest.
Native to: California

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6′-8′ PARKWAYS

AFRICAN FERN PINE

(Afrocarpus falcatus)

Height: 50-65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Dense canopy, great for screens
Native To:
 Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya

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ALEPPO PINE

(Pinus halepensis)

Height: 60 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Long living pine, great for shade
Native To:
 Mediterranean region

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AUSTRALIAN WILLOW

(Geijera parviflora)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining characteristic:
 Inconspicuous flowers in spring or fall

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BLACK ACACIA

(Acacia melanoxylon)

Height: 40 – 50 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Brown or purple legumes fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Native To: Australia

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BLUE OAK

(Quercus douglasii)

Height: 50-65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific brown acorns fruiting in Fall or Winter. Leaves oblong to ovate.
Native To: Central and Southern California

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CANARY ISLAND PINE

(Pinus canariensis)

Height: 50-80 feet
Canopy Width: 20-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: 
Unsafe
Native To:
 Canary Islands of Spain

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CHINABERRY

(Melia azedarach)

Height: 30 – 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Fragrant lavender flowers in Spring or Summer. Prolific yellow berry.
Invasive From: China and Northern India

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CHINESE FLAME TREE

(Koelreuteria bipinnata)

Height: 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Yellow flowers in summer or fall
Native To: Asia

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CHINESE PISTACHE

(Pistacia chinensis)

Height: 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring, has fragrant leaf. Medium green, red, gold, orange or multicolored in fall
Native To:
 China

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COLUMBIA LONDON PLANE

(Planatus acerifolia)

Height: 70 – 85 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves palmate with prolific brown or mostly green achene fruiting in Summer.
Native To: Spain

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CORK OAK

(Quercus suber)

Height: 70 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific brown acorns fruiting in Fall or Winter. Fissured bark.
Native To: Western Mediterranean and North Africa

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DRAKE CHINESE ELM

(Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’)

Height: 45 feet
Evergreen to partly Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in summer or fall

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INCENSE CEDAR

(Calocedrus decurrens)

Height: 70 – 90 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Fragrant leaves and red brown, fibrous bark.
Native To: California and Western North America.

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ITALIAN STONE PINE

(Pinus pinea)

Height: 40-80 feet
Canopy Width:
 40-60 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Native To:
 Mediterranean Region

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JACARANDA

(Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Height: 50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Blue or lavender flowers in spring, summer or fall
Native To:
 Northwestern Argentina and Bolivia

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MADRONE

(Arbutus menziesii)

Height: 50 – 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific, small, red or orange berry fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Native To: California

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MARINA STRAWBERRY TREE

(Arbutus marina)

Height: 40 – 50 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific, small, red or yellow berry fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Native To: California

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MESA OAK

(Quercus engelmannii)

Height: 50 – 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific brown acorns fruiting in Fall or Winter. Leaves oblong to ovate.
Native To: Southern California

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MEXICAN SYCAMORE

(Platanus mexicana)

Height: 50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves palmate with prolific brown or mostly green achene fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Native To: Eastern United States

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MONTEREY PINE

(Pinus radiata)

Height: 80 – 100 feet
Canopy Width: 25 – 36 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Native To: Central California

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OLIVE TREE

(Olea europaea)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers in spring
Native To:
 The Mediterranean Region

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SOAPBARK TREE

(Quillaja saponaria)

Height: 30 – 45 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Yellow or cream flowers in Spring or Summer.
Native To: Chile

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SOUTHERN LIVE OAK

(Quercus virginiana)

Height: 40 – 80 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific brown acorns fruiting in Fall or Winter. Furrowed, blocky bark.
Native To: Southern United States

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STRAWBERRY TREE

(Arbutus unedo)

Height: 20 – 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Prolific, medium sized, red or orange berry fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Native To: California

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TORREY PINE

(Pinus torreyana)

Height: 40 – 50 feet
Canopy Width: 20 – 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Native To: Southern California

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WESTERN SYCAMORE

(Platanus racemosa)

Height: 30 – 80 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves palmate with prolific brown or mostly green achene fruiting in Fall or Summer. Striking to exfoliating cream or light green bark.
Native To: California

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8’+ PARKWAYS

ATLAS CEDAR

(Cedrus atlantica)

Height: 45 – 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves needle and bluish green or silver.
Native To: Algeria and Morocco

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CAMPHOR TREE

(Cinnamomum camphora)

Height: 50 – 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves oval and light green.
Invasive From: China and Japan

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CEDAR OF LEBANON

(Cedrus libani)

Height: 80 – 100 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Large brown cone (1.5 -3.0 inches)
Native To: Mediterranean Region

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COAST LIVE OAK

(Quercus agrifolia)

Height: 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Long living oak; large, spreading canopy
Native To:
 Central and Southern California

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DEODAR CEDAR

(Cedrus deodara)

Height: 60 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Inconspicuous flowers in fall
Native To:
 Eastern Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Central India

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TIPU TREE

(Tipuana tipu)

Height: 55 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers showy. Orange or yellow. Flowers in summer.
Native To:
 Bolivia and Southern Brazil

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VALLEY OAK

(Quercus lobata)

Height: 50 – 70 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Leaves obovate and lobed.
Native To: Central and Southern California

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