Tree Species

Tree Species

View a list of trees that can be planted by the Town of Hempstead. Some trees are safe to plant under wires while others are not.

Non-Wire Friendly Trees

These two trees, the Village Green Japanese Zelkova and the Freeman Maple cannot be planted in areas with utility poles and wires because they grow too tall. Refer to the section for "wire-friendly" trees.

Village Green Japanese Zelkova

Village Green Japanese Zelkova

  • Height: 50 to 60 feet at maturity
  • Width: 50 to 60 feet at maturity
  • Shape: broad and vase-shaped, medium-fine texture
  • Foliage: dark green turning rusty red in fall
  • Flowers: inconspicuous
  • Fruit: inconspicuous
  • Price: $200
  • Salt Tolerant
Freeman Maple

Freeman Maple

  • Height: 45 to 60 feet at maturity
  • Width: 20 to 40 feet at maturity
  • Shape: rounded to broad oval
  • Foliage: green turning orange/red in fall
  • Flowers: sterile
  • Fruit: winged seeds, if present at all
  • Price: $295

Wire Friendly Trees

The trees listed are "wire-friendly". They can be planted curbside, even under wires.

Regent Japanese Tree Lilac

Regent Japanese Tree Lilac

  • Height: 25 to 30 feet at maturity
  • Width: 15 to 20 feet at maturity
  • Shape: egg-shaped, medium texture
  • Foliage: dark green, without notable fall color
  • Flowers: pure white flower clusters
  • Fruit: clusters of capsules, turning green to brown
  • Price: $295
  • Salt Tolerant
Purple Leaf Plum

Purple Leaf Plum

  • Height: 15 to 25 feet at maturity
  • Width: 15 to 25 feet at maturity
  • Shape: rounded narrow
  • Foliage: dark red to purple
  • Flowers: white or pink
  • Fruit: little or none
  • Price: $395
Cumulus Serviceberry

Cumulus Serviceberry

  • Height: 25 to 30 feet at maturity
  • Width: 12 to 18 feet at maturity
  • Shape: upright-oval, medium-fine texture
  • Foliage: green, yellowish-orange, or red in fall
  • Flowers: showy white blossoms in early spring
  • Fruit: red to purple berries around June
  • Price: $395
Kwanzan Oriental Cherry

Kwanzan Oriental Cherry

  • Height: 25 to 35 feet at maturity
  • Width: 20 to 25 feet at maturity
  • Shape: moderately vase-shaped, spreading with age, medium texture
  • Foliage: emerges reddish copper, turning dark green; orange-brown in fall
  • Flowers: 2.5 inch pendulous, double, deep pink blossoms
  • Fruit: fruitless
  • Price: $395
Tridental Maple

Tridental Maple

  • Height: 25 to 35 feet at maturity
  • Width: 20 to 30 feet at maturity
  • Shape: oval to rounded
  • Foliage: green, red to orange in fall
  • Flowers: showy yellow flowers in spring
  • Fruit: inconspicuous and not showy
  • Price: $295
  • Salt Tolerant

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