Tree Species

Below is 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 below this section for "wire-friendly" trees.

Village Green Japanese Zelkova

A) Village Green Japanese Zelkova

Height: 50-60 feet at maturity
Width: 50-60 feet at maturity
Shape: broad & vase-shaped, medium-fine texture
Foliage: dark green turning rusty red in fall
Flowers: inconspicuous
Fruit: inconspicuous
Price: $200.00
Salt Tolerant
Freeman Maple

B) Freeman Maple

Height: 45-60 feet at maturity
Width: 20-40 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: $295.00

Wire Friendly Trees

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

Regent Japanese Tree Lilac

C) Regent Japanese Tree Lilac

Height: 25-30 feet at maturity
Width: 15-20 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: $295.00
Salt Tolerant
Kwanzan Oriental Cherry

D) Kwanzan Oriental Cherry

Height: 25-35 feet at maturity
Width: 20-25 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" pendulous, double, deep pink blossoms
Fruit: fruitless
Price: $395.00
Tridental Maple

E) Tridental Maple

Height: 25-35 feet at maturity
Width: 20-30 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: $295.00
Salt Tolerant
Cumulus Serviceberry

F) Cumulus Serviceberry

Height: 25-30 feet at maturity
Width: 12-18 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: $395.00
Purple Leaf Plum

G) Purple Leaf Plum

Height: 15-25 feet at maturity
Width: 15-25 feet at maturity
Shape: rounded narrow
Foliage: dark red to purple
Flowers: white or pink
Fruit: little or none
Price: $395.00
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