Recommended Trees for Planting

The Coeur d’Alene Urban Forestry Committee has updated the list of trees that are suitable for planting along streets. You can see the complete Street Tree List by clicking HERE. The list below will give you more information about some of these trees. The trees on the Street Tree List are hardy for this area and have good street side habits (i.e. do not have intrusive roots, are not overly messy, and can be pruned up for sidewalk and street clearance). There are trees, including many native evergreens, that are not included on this list that can be planted in areas other than streets and rights-of- ways.

A free permit is required before a tree can be planted in a public right-of-way. Permits can be found at the City Parks Department, City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave., or via the online permit request form.

If you would like to learn about different tree species, click on the links below. We encourage tree diversity for both aesthetic and health reasons. Medium-sized trees are to be used in most street-side locations.  Trees appropriate for planting in swales are marked with (SW). Enjoy trying something "new"! Click on a tree name in the list for more information on that tree.  If planting in the right-of-way, be sure to check the approved Approved Street Tree List.

Small Trees:

Medium Trees:

Large Trees: