A.   The following specifies a list of trees approved for planting along public right-of-ways in the Village. Only trees on this list may be used. (Ord. 642-2018, 9-28-2018)
Medium to large trees (height 40 feet and up):
Acer nigrum - Black Maple
Acer rubrum - Red Maple
Acer saccharum - Sugar Maple
Alnus cordata - Italian Alder
Celtis laevigata - Sugar Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis - Hackberry
Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree
Cladrastis lutea - Yellowwood
Corylus colurna - Turkish Filbert
Eucommia ulmoides - Hardy Rubber Tree
Fraxinus Americana - White Ash
Fraxinus excelsior - "Hessei" - Hesse European Ash
Fraxinus quadrangulata - Blue Ash
Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree (only male trees approved)
Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky Coffee Tree (only male trees approved)
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree
Magnolia acuminate - Cucumber Tree
Nyssa sylvatica - Sour Gum, Black Tupelo
Quercus alba - White Oak
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet Oak
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak
Quercus macrocarpa - Burr Oak
Quercus robur - English Oak
Quercus rubra or borealis - Red Oak
Sassafras albidum - Sassafras
Taxodium distichum - Baldcypress
Tilia Americana - American Basswood
Tilia tomentosa - Silver Linden
Tilia x euchlora - Crimean Linden
Ulmus parvifolia - Lacebark Elm
Zelkova serrata - Japanese zelkova
Small trees (less than 35 feet tall):
Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple
Acer ginnala - Amur Maple
Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple
Acer miyabei - Miyabe Maple
Acer tataricum - Tatarian Maple
Amelanchier arborea - Shadbush, Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis - Shadbush, Serviceberry
Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana - Hornbeam, Ironwood
Cornus alternifolia - Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus Florida - Flowering Dogwood
Crataegus species - Hawthorns; only thornless cultivars are approved
Halesia Carolina - Caroline Silverbell
Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenraintree
Magnolia virginiana - Laurel or sweetbay magnolia
Malus species and varieties - Crabapple (only varieties and cultivars resistant to scab disease and fireblight are approved)
Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Musclewood
Prunus sargentii - Sargent Cherry
Prunus serrulata - Japanese Flowering cherry
Staphylea trifolia - American Bladdernut
Syringa reticulata - Japanese Tree Lilac
(Ord. 642-2018, 9-28-2018; amd. Ord. 649-2019, 7-15-2019)
   B.   The following specifies a list of trees prohibited; these may not be used except when a specific exception has been granted under subsection 8-9-1C of this chapter. (Ord. 642-2018, 9-28-2018)
There are some trees on this list of prohibited plants that are excellent for use in yards and parks; however, for one reason or another, such as being evergreen or producing an abundance of undesirable fruits, they are not suitable for planting along streets. Species on this list and species not included on the approved lists may, under certain circumstances, be planted along streets if advance approval is given by the Director of Public Works. The reasons for including species on the prohibited list are given below in parentheses.
Abies species - All species and varieties of firs (evergreen)
Acer campestre - Hedge Maple
Acer negundo - Box elder (weak wood, disease problems)
Acer platanoides - Norway maple (disease problems)
Acer saccharinum - Silver maple (weak wood, disease problems)
Aesculus glabra - Ohio buckeye (messy fruit)
Aesculus hippocastanum - Horsechestnut (messy fruit)
Ailanthus altissima - Tree-of-heaven (weak wood, extremely weedy)
Alnus glutinosa - European Alder
Betula papyrifera - Paper-bark birch, White birch, canoe birch (disease problems and insect pests)
Betula pendula - European white birch (disease problems, insect pests)
Betula nigra - River birch, red birch (disease problems, insect pests)
Carya species - All species and varieties of hickories and pecans (messy fruit)
Castanea species - All species and varieties of chestnuts (messy fruit)
Catalpa bignonoides - Catalpa (weak wood, messy fruit)
Catalpa speciosa - Catalpa (weak wood, messy fruit)
Cercis Canadensis - Redbud (weak crotching, difficulty in "raising" for vehicular traffic)
Crataegus species - Hawthorns (thorns), thornless varieties are acceptable
Elaeagnus angustifolia - Russian olive (disease problems)
Fagus grandiflora - American beech (messy fruit, too large)
Fagus sylvatica - European beech (messy fruit, too large); columnar forms are acceptable
Fraxinus pennsylvanica - Green ash
Ginkgo biloba - Female ginkgo trees (messy fruit); male trees acceptable
Gleditsia triacanthos - Honey locust (disease problems, insect pests)
Gymnocladus dioicus - Female Kentucky coffee tree (messy fruit); male trees are acceptable
Ilex opaca - American holly (evergreen, insect pests)
Juglans species - All species and varieties of walnuts, butternuts, and pecans (messy fruit)
Juniperus species - All species and varieties of junipers and cedars (evergreen)
Maclura pomifera - Osage orange, Hedge-apple (thorns, messy fruit); thornless, male varieties are acceptable
Magnolia x soulangiana - Saucer magnolia (low branching and spread)
Malus species - All large-fruited apples and apples susceptible to scab disease and fire blight
Morus species - All (messy fruit)
Paulownia tomentosa - Empress Tree, Royal Paulownia (not hardy)
Phellodendron amurense - Amur Corktree
Picea species - All species and varieties of spruces (evergreen)
Pinus species - All species and varieties of pines (evergreen)
Platanus occidentalis - Sycamore (disease problems)
Platanus x acerifolia - London plane tree (disease problems)
Populus species - All (weak wood, messy fruit)
Prunus species - All cherries and plums, except as on approved lists (disease problems, messy fruit, short-lived)
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas fir (evergreen)
Pyrus calleryana - Any of the cultivars, including "Aristocrat" and "Redspire"
Pyrus communis - All large-fruited pears (disease problems, messy fruit)
Quercus palustris - Pin oak (often has iron chlorosis locally)
Robinia pseudoacacia - Black locust (messy fruit, disease problems and insect pests)
Salix species - All willows (weak wood, messy)
Sophora japonica - Japanese pagoda tree (questionably hardy)
Sorbus aucuparia - Mountain ash (fire blight)
Thuja species - All species and varieties of arborvitaes (evergreen)
Tilia cordata - Littleleaf linden (branch angles, difficulty in "raising" for vehicular clearance)
Tsuga species - All hemlocks (evergreen)
Ulmus americana - American elm (Dutch elm disease)
Ulmus pumila - Siberian elm, erroneously called Chinese Elm (weak wood, messy)
Ulmus rubra or fulva - Red elm, Slippery elm (disease problems)
(Ord. 649-2019, 7-15-2019)
   C.   Any tree species not listed on either the approved, or species noted on the prohibited list for which consent has been granted under subsection 8-9-1C of this chapter, is acceptable. (Ord. 642-2018, 9-28-2018)