Approved Street Trees

If you want to plant new street trees or replace trees you are removing, view the list of the approved species you can plant in Hillsborough County.

If you plan to remove a street tree, view our Residential Tree Removal Guide for additional important information regarding their removal.

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  • 1 - Where palms are used for street trees, they shall be planted at twice the frequency as other accepted street trees

Click on the common name to view or download information sheets on the tree, which includes pictures and/or illustrations of the trees. A few of the trees do not yet have information sheets. We will update those as they become available.

Common Name Scientific Name Characteristics
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Pond Cypress Taxodium ascendens
Winged Elm Ulmus alata
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Florida Maple Acer barbatum
Live Oak Quercus virginiana
Shummard Oak Quercus shummardii
Sabal Palm Sabal palmetto 1
Washington Palm Washingtonia robusta 1
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus
Tupelo Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica



If you have Natural Resource questions that are not answered here, submit a Natural Resources Inquiry or call the Natural Resource Unit at (813) 627-1300.