Street Tree Program - Tree Selection

Choose the right tree to

beautify your home.

The Corte Madera Street Tree Program offers 10 different trees to choose from.

Your choice should be based on the trees size, form and other characteristics such as growth rate, leaves, color and other aspects detailed below. Please choose a tree that is appropriate for the site and will not grow so fast or get so large that it interferes with overhead lines.

Once you select the tree type, complete an application and read about the planting instructions for your selected tree.

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Water Gum

Tristaniopsis laurina

Mature Height: 15-25'
Foliage: Evergreen; small, narrow, dark green Flowers: Small yellow, fragrant in spring
Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety of conditions Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Form: Upright, spreading
Pruning: Train gradually, remove low or crowded branches

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Hybrid Grecian Laurel

Laurus 'Saratoga'

Mature Height: 25-35'
Foliage: Evergreen; leathery, aromatic, traditional bay leaf.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety soils but needs good drainage
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Form: Upright, conical
Pruning: Train gradually, removing lower or crowded branches

Hybrid Madrone

Arbutus ‘Marina’

Mature height: 20-25'
Foliage: Evergreen; shiny, large bright green
Flowers: Showy clusters fall and winter, pink
Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety of conditions
Growth Rate: Moderate
Form: Upright, spreading; beautiful red bark Pruning: Train gradually, remove low or crowded branches

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African Sumac

Rhus lancea

Mature Height: 15-20'
Foliage: Evergreen; dark green leaflets Flowers: Inconspicuous
Soil Moisture: Tolerates drought, occasional wetness
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate Form: Rounded
Pruning: Remove low branches and suckers while young to train

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Crabapple

Malus 'Prairiefire"

Mature Height: 20'
Foliage: Deciduous, reddish early, then dark green; disease resistant
Flowers: Red buds open to single deep pink flowers; small, dark red fruit that hangs on well--enjoyed by birds
Soil Moisture: Tolerates wide range of conditions
Growth Rate: Slow
Form: Round headed

Flowering Plum

Prunus cerasafera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Mature Height: 18' by 12' wide
Foliage: Deciduous; blackish purple; darkest of all the plums.
Flowers: Single, light pink; little or no fruit Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety of soils except water-logged
Growth Rate: Slow
Form: Oval
Pruning: Train gradually; remove lower or crowded branches

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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Mature Height: 12-25'
Foliage: Deciduous; small green leaves; good fall color
Flowers: Showy, summer; red, white, lavender or pink
Soil Moisture: Tolerates drought, occasional wetness; avoid soggy soils
Growth rate: Slow
Form: Rounded
Pruning: Remove low branches while young to train

Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Mature Height: 25-35' (depending on cultivar)

Foliage: Deciduous; excellent fall color

Flowers: Red, inconspicuous; early spring
Soil Moisture: Tolerates wetness; adaptable Growth Rate: Rapid

Form: Rounded
Pruning: Train gradually; remove branches when dormant

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Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'

Mature Height: 30-40'
Foliage: Deciduous; glossy green leaves; excellent fall color
Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety of conditions
Growth Rate: Rapid early years
Form: Upright, pyramidal
Pruning: Train gradually, removing low or crowded branches while dormant

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Gingko Biloba

(male only)

Mature Height: Usually 35-50'; do not plant under utility wires

Foliage: Light green, fan-shaped leaves; turn golden yellow in fall

Flowers: No flowers or fruit on male trees Soil Moisture: Tolerates variety of conditions; prefers well-drained soils
Growth Rate: 1-3' per year, depending on conditions
Form: Usually taller than wide
Pruning: Prune lower and awkward branches

The information above is available as a PDF that can be downloaded here.

 

Select the tree that best suits your needs and complete an application buy clicking on the button below.