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Recommended Boulevard Trees

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Recommended Boulevard Trees

The following trees are those varieties we feel are best suited to boulevard conditions in Eau Claire. However, a list of recommended trees is no more than a list of trees with the fewest faults.
If you are looking for alternatives to Ash Trees: Tree Planting Alternatives to Ash PDF

  • American Elm (disease resistant variety)
    • Accolade
    • Homestead
    • Liberty
    • New Horizon
    • Princeton
    • Prospector
  • Bur Oak
  • Ginkgo
  • Hackberry
  • Horse Chestnut (Baumannii)
  • Honey Locust
    • Imperial
    • Shademaster
    • Sunburst
    • Skyline
  • Katsura
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Northern Pin Oak
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Norway Maple
  • Red Maple
  • Greenspire Linden
  • Redmond Linden
  • Sterling Linden
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Turkish Filbert
 If you are planting a small area or have overhead power lines, you MUST select from this list:
  • Amur Maple (Tree Form)
  • Ivory Silk Lilac (Tree Form)
  • Japanese Tree Lilac (Tree Form)
  • Serviceberry
  • Tartarian Maple
  • Thornless Hawthorne
  • Upright Flowering Crabapple
    (disease resistant varieties)

Prohibited boulevard trees 
Because they have various characteristics that are objectionable, the following trees are NOT permitted to be planted on any boulevard within the city limits of Eau Claire: (Ord. 8.20.100)

  • Arborvitae      
  • Aspen
  • Apple
  • Black Locust
  • Black Walnut 
  • Butternut
  • Cherry
  • Cottonwood
  • Fir
  • Juniper
  • Mulberry
  • Native Honey Locust
  • Paper Birch
  • Pine
  • Plum
  • Poplar
  • Russian Olive
  • Silver Maple
  • Spruce
  • Willow
  • Yew
Completely prohibited trees:
Because of severe problems with disease or other detrimental problems, the following kinds of trees are NOT permitted to be planted either on the boulevard or ANYWHERE on private or public lands in the City of Eau Claire: (Ord. 8.20.100)
  • Boxelder
  • Chinese Elm
  • Cottonwood
  • Siberian Elm

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