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.

  • 1 - Where palms are used for street trees, they shall be planted at twice the frequency as other accepted street trees
Common Name / Botanical Name Characteristics
Cypress, Bald / Taxodium distichum
Cypress, Pond / Taxodium ascendens
Elm, Winged / Ulmus alata
Magnolia, Southern / Magnolia grandiflora
Maple, Florida / Acer barbatum
Oak, Live / Quercus virginiana
Oak, Shummard / Quercus shummardii
Palm, Sabal / Sabal palmetto 1
Palm, Washington / Washingtonia robusta 1
Podocarpus / Podocarpus macrophyllus
Tupelo Blackgum / Nyssa sylvatica



For more information contact the Natural Resources unit at (813) 276-8399.