Yellow wood tree Cladrastis kentukea Height: 30-40’ Width: 40-50’ Yellow wood is a native tree to parts of Illinois. It is a rounded tree that has white, fragrant blooms in May and yellow fall color. European Hornbeam Carpinus betulus Height: 40-60’ Width: 30-40’ A tidy, moderate to slow growing tree with no serious insect or disease problem. Silver Linden Tilia tomentosa Height:50-70’ Width: 25-35’ This Shade tree has gray, smooth bark and leaves that are green on top and silver on the bottom. Fragrant blooms appear in late June . Fall color is a mat yellow. Chinkapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii Height: 40-70’ Width :40-50’ Native to Illinois this oak grows well in urban settings. Very small acorns attract wild life and are usually eaten before they can fall to the ground. Nice fall color and interesting serrated leaves. Shingle Oak Quercus imbricaria Height: 40-60’ Width: 40-50’ Thick Smooth leaves are glossy green in summer and yellow orange in the fall. Small acorns less than 1 inch in length. This is a native tree to Illinois and was used to make wood shingles . Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra Height: 60-75’ Width: 45-50’ A fast grower with early growth rate of up to 2’ per year for the first 20 years. Dark green pointed lobed leaves turn red in the fall. Native to Illinois. Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor Height:50-60’ Width: 50-60’ A medium sized tree native to Illinois. This tree has some insect and disease problems but is generally long lived possibly living 300-350 years. The coarse branch structure give the tree winter interest. Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba Height: 30-50’ Width: 25-35’ Ginkgo is an ancient tree with no significant disease or insect problems. Only Male cultivars may be planted in Village parkways to avoid problems with fruit production. Slow growth rate. Miyabe State Street Maple Acer miyabei ‘Morton’ Height: 40-50’ Width: 30-35’ This maple species is native to northern Japan but performs very well in Illinois. Introduced by the Morton Arboretum, the original planted in 1929 is still growing on site today. Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Height: 60-80’ Width:30-60’ A large shade tree with oval growth habit and good fall color sugar maples can be beautiful. Although the tree is a native of Illinois it may have some difficulties in new parkways due to soil compaction , reflected heat, high pH and drought. Proper mulching and supplemental watering during dry period will improve the performance of this tree. Growth rate is moderate to slow. Japanese Tree lilac Syringa reticulata Height:20-30’ Width: 15’ Fragrant creamy white flowers in June and smooth bark are some of the unique characteristics of this moderately sized oval shaped tree. This tree has insignificant (slight yellow/ purple) fall color. Tulip Tree Lirrodendron tulipifera Height: 70-90’ Width: 40’ This is a fast growing oval shaped tree with leaves that are shaped like a tulip profile. Excellent yellow fall color and greenish yellow flowers are other interesting characteristics of the tulip tree. This tree is native to southern and southeastern IL. Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus Height: 60-75’ Width: 40-50’ A native of Illinois the Kentucky Coffee Tree is a moderate to slow grower. The Cultivar ‘Espresso’ Is a male (seedless) selection that may be used in the parkway. Course branching gives a unique winter interest to the tree. Male Flower American Elm Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ or ‘Valley Forge’ Height 60-90’ Width: 60’ Native Illinois elm tree selections with strong resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. Large vase shaped shade trees that turn yellow in the fall. Hybrid elm Ulmus ‘Morton’ Height: 50-60’ Width: 4o’ Vase shaped elm highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Developed at the Morton Arboretum. Yellow fall color. Accolade elm Apple Serviceberry Amelanchier grandiflora Height: 25’ Width: 15’ Intermediate ornamental street tree. White flowers appear in early spring. Edible berry like fruit attracts birds. The fruit is no staining and ripens over a period of time. The fall color is orange red and the attractive bark adds winter interest. Manchurian Alder “Prairie Horizon Alnus hirsuta ‘Harbin Height:30-45’ Width: 20-30’ Drought resistant, Fast growing. Beech like bark. Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Height:60-80’ Width: 40-50’ This native tree of Illinois can live From 100200 years. Somewhat of an ugly duckling in youth the trees are beautiful in maturity. Light green leaves, attractive silver, bumpy bark. Green yellow fall color. American Redbud Cercis canadensis Height: 25-30’ Width: 15-20’ This native tree does best in protected, moist sites. Suitable for the older parkways in town. Lavender pink flowers in spring prior to the emergence of its glossy heart shaped leaves are a good show. Soft yellow fall color. Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana Height: 25-30’ Width: 15-20’ An attractive street tree in youth, tidy in appearance, with impressive white spring blooms and often good fall color. The leaves are persistent, dropping very late, often in after leaf collection service has ended. Trees have a relatively short life span as compared to other street trees. Fire blight disease has been damaging most of the pears in our parkways and is difficult to control. Wind damage is also a common detriment to ornamental pear trees. London Planetree Platanus x acerfolia Height: 80-100’ Width: 80 A cross between the native sycamore and an Asian sycamore To produce a cleaner more disease resistant variety. Reddish brown outer bark flakes to reveal white inner bark that gives a impressive show against a clear blue sky. Maple like leaves provide good shade. Pyramidal growth habit in youth changes to broadly rounded tree in maturity.