Tree Preservation Species List

A supplement to Article 6.11 of the Wheaton Zoning Ordinance

Exempt/Undesirable Species
Tree species listed below are exempt from the Tree Removal Regulations of Article 6.11.2 of the Zoning Ordinance and therefore can be removed without providing compensation, regardless of the size or condition of the tree.

Common Name Scientific Name
Deciduous Trees  
Ash, Green Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Ash, White Fraxinus americana
Birch, European White Betula pendula
Birch, Gray Betula populifora
Birch, Paper Betula papyrifera
Buckthorn, Common Rhamnus cathartica
Butternut Juglans cinerea
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina
Cherry, European Bird Prunus padus
Cherry, Pin Prunus pensylvanica
Cherry, Choke Prunus pensylvanica
Cherry, Sweet Prunus avium
Chestnut, American Castanea dentata
Elm, American Ulmus americana
Elm, Rock Ulmus thomasii
Elm, Siberian Ulmus pumila
Elm, Slippery or Red Ulmus rubra
Locust, Black Robinia pseudoacacia
Maple, Boxelder Acer negundo
Maple, Silver or Northern Acer saccharinum
Mountainash, American Sorbus americana
Mountainash, European Sorbus aucuparia
Mulberry, White Morus alba
Paulownia (Princess Tree) Paulownia tomentosa
Poplar, Cottonwood Populus deltoids
Poplar, Lombardy Populus nigra ‘Italica’
Poplar, White or Silver Populus alba
Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia
Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
Walnut, Black Juglnas nigra
   
Evergreen Trees  
All species All species

Recommended Replacement Species
As references in Article 6.11.2c (2)

Common Name Scientific Name
Baldcypress Taxodium distichum
Birch, River or Red Betula nigra
Buckeye, Ohio or Fetid Aesculus glabra
Buckeye, Red Aesculus pavia
Catalpa, Northern or Western Catalpa speciosa
Catalpa, Southern Catalpa bignonioides
Coffeetree, Kentucky Gymnocladus dioica
Crabapple Malus
Dogwood, Flowering Cornus florida
Dogwood, Pagoda Cornus alternifolia
Hackberry, Common Celtis occidentalis
Hackberry, Sugar Celtis laevigata
Hawthorn, Cockspur Crataegus crus-galli
Hawthorn, Dotted Crataegus punctata
Hawthorn, Downy Crataegus mollis
Hawthorn, Winter King Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’
Honeylocust, Thornless Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
Hornbeam, American (Blue Beech) Carbines caroliniana
Horsechestnut, Common Aesculus hippocastanum
Ironwood (Hophornbeam) Ostrya virginiana
Larch, American (Tamarack) Larix laricina
Linden, American (Basswood) Tilia americana
Magnolia, Cucumbertree Magnolia acuminata
Maple, Black Acer nigrum
Maple, Red or Swamp Acer rubrum
Maple, Sugar or Rock Acer saccharum
Oak, Bur Quercus macrocarpa
Oak, Chestnut Quercus prinus
Oak, Pin or Swamp Quercus palustris
Oak, Red Quercus rubra
Oak, Scarlet Quercus coccinea
Oak, Shingle Quercus imbricaria
Oak, Southern Red Quercus falcata
Oak, Swamp White Quercus bicolor
Oak, White Quercus Alba
Oak, Willow Quercus phellos
Persimmon, Common Diospyros virginiana
Plum, Wild Prunus americana
Poplar, Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Redbud Cercis canadensis
Serviceberry, Allegheny Amelanchier laevis
Serviceberry, Shadblow Amelanchier arborea
Sourgum (Black Tupelo) Nyssa sylvatica
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
Sycamore Platanus occidentalis
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera
Yellowwood Cladrastis lutea

Revised 6/19/2009