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Sources for More Information

Bulletin #4: Help Fight Invasive Trees

Plenty of resources can provide information in addition to what is in Bulletin #4. Begin by searching online for “right tree right place.” Here are some other suggestions:


Some of the more useful references are books that describe the tree characteristics discussed on pages 4 and 5, plus flower fragrance, order and length of bloom, types of fruits, rate of growth, and many other traits helpful in making decisions about planting.

  • Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A. Dirr
  • Trees for America Gardens by Donald Wyman
  • Native Trees for North American Landscapes by Guy Sternberg

Examples of Community or Regional Tree Guides

  • Selecting Trees for Urban Landscape Ecosystems
    State of New Hampshire
    Division of Forests & Lands
    Box 1856
    Concord, NH 03302-1856
  • City of Fort Collins Landscape Guide
    Parks and Recreation Department
    Forestry Division
    413 S. Bryan
    Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • SelecTree for California
    Online descriptive and site information for nearly 1,000 species and cultivars.
  • Guidelines for Planting Right Tree, Right Place in Arizona

Utility Company Materials

Both private and municipal utility officials are very interested in ending the conflict between tree limbs and overhead wires. Toward this end, they often provide local guides to encourage planting the right trees under or near their lines or even near buried utilities. These are usually top quality publications, sometimes in booklet format, or sometimes printed as calendars, posters, or tags on trees at nurseries.

To find out if your local utility has tree-related materials, phone and ask for either the customer relations office or the utility forester.

Trees for Planters

Virginia Tech provides a list of trees that have been found suitable for outdoor containers.

Elsewhere on Our Website

For information on dozens of commonly planted landscape trees that grow throughout the U.S., visit our Tree Guide. You’ll find useful tips on height at maturity, crown spread, sun and soil requirements, growth rates and more.

Last Updated: 03/25/19

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