Overstory Trees

OVERSTORY TREES (>= 1,600 sq. ft. of canopy at maturity): Overstory trees will generally reach a diameter-at-breast- height (DBH) in excess of 25 inches and a height in excess of 60 feet when fully grown. Per the tree ordinance in Atlanta, GA, to receive recompense credit, the spacing requirement needed for planting is a minimum of 35 feet on center between both existing and replacement trees.

  • *Beech, American Fagus grandifolia
  • *Chestnut, American Castanea dentata
  • Chestnut, Chinese Castanea mollissima
  • *Elm, American Ulmus americana
  • *Elm, Slippery Ulmus rubra
  • Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba (male only)
  • *Hackberry, Common Celtis occidentalis
  • *Hackberry, Georgia Celtis tenuifolia
  • *Hickory, Bitternut Carya cordiformis
  • *Hickory, Mockernut Carya tomentosa
  • *Hickory, Pignut Carya glabra
  • *Hickory, Sand Carya pallida
  • *Hickory, Shagbark Carya ovata
  • *Hickory, Southern Shagbark Carya ovata var.australis
  • *Maple, Southern Sugar Acer barbatum
  • *Oak, Black Quercus velutina
  • *Oak, Chestnut Quercus prinus
  • *Oak, Northern Red Quercus rubra

  • *Oak, Nuttall Quercus nuttalli
  • *Oak, Oglethorpe Quercus oglethorpensis
  • *Oak, Overcup Quercus lyrata
  • *Oak, Pin Quercus palustris
  • *Oak, Post Quercus stellata
  • *Oak, Scarlet Quercus coccinea
  • *Oak Shumard Quercus shumardii
  • *Oak, Southern Red Quercus falcata
  • Oak, Swamp Chestnut Quercus michauxii
  • Oak, Swamp White Quercus bicolor
  • *Oak, White Quercus alba
  • Oak, Willow Quercus phellos
  • Pecan Carya illinoensis
  • *Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
  • *Sugarberry Celtis laevigata
  • *Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua (fruitless varieties)
  • *Sycamore Platanus occidentalis (not drought tolerant)
  • *Walnut Juglans nigra

* Asterisk denotes that the tree is native to the Piedmont region of Georgia (which includes Atlanta).

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