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The Community Forest Management Program

Why put so much time and thought into our city's trees?

When planted with forethought, trees...

  • Serve as sound barriers
  • Reduce heat islands
  • Reduce soil erosion and runoff
  • Release oxygen into the atmosphere
  • Absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses
  • Increase the aesthetic value of the neighborhood
  • Increase property values by 7-20 %
  • Provide habitat for wild animals

However, trees can also be destructive and expensive, creating problems with:

  • Concrete and asphalt cracking/lifting
  • Sewer line infiltration
  • Utility line grounding
  • Falling branches, messy fruit/flowers, etc.

Ensuring Fullerton gets maximum benefits from our city's trees with minimum hazard, maintenance, and cost requires careful planning. With that in mind, the Community Forest Management Plan began in 1995. Below is a list of Approved Tree Species.

Approved Tree Species

Afgan PinePinus eldarica
African Sumac Rhus lancea
African Tulip TreeSpathodea campanulata
American Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua -'Rotundiloba'
Australian WillowGeijera parviflora
Bottle Tree Brachychiton populneus
Brisbane BoxTristania conferta
Bronze loquat Eriobotrya deflexa
Cajeput TreeMelaleuca quinquenervia
California Fan PalmWashingtonia filifera
California Pepper TreeSchinus molle
Camphor TreeCinnamomum camphora
Canary Island PinePinus canariensis
Cape ChestnutCalodendrum capense
Chinese Flame TreeKoelreuteria bipinnata
Chinese HackberryCeltis sinensis
Chinese PistachePistachia chinensis
Chinese Tallow TreeSapium sebiferum
ChitalpaChitalpa tashkentensis
Cork OakQuercus suber
Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia indica
Date PalmPhoenix dactylifera
Dawn RedwoodMetasequoia glyptostroboides
Deodar CedarCedrus deodora
Evergreen ElmUlmus parvifolia -'Brea'
Evergreen Elm Ulmus parvifolia -'Drake'
Evergreen ElmUlmus parvifolia -'True Green'
Fern PinePodocarpus gracilior
Firewheel TreeStenocarpus sinuatus
Flame TreeBrachychiton acerifolius
Floss Silk TreeChorisia speciosa -'Majestic Beauty'
Golden Medallion TreeCassia leptophylla
Golden Trumpet TreeTabebuia chrysotricha
Goldenrain Tree Koelreuteria paniculata
Guadalupe PalmBrahea edulis
Holly OakQuercus ilex
JacarandaJacaranda mimosifolia
Japanese Pagoda TreeSophora japonica
King PalmArchonophoenix cuninghamiana
London Plane TreePlatanus x acerifolia -'Bloodgood'
London Plane TreePlatanus x acerifolia -'Yarwood'
MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora -'Majestic Beauty'
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora -'Samuel Sommer'
MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora -'St. Mary'
Maidenhair TreeGinkgo biloba
Markhamia Markhamia hildebrandtii
Mexican Fan PalmWashingtonia robusta
New Zealand Christmas TreeMetrosideros excelsus
Ornamental PearPyrus calleryana -'Aristocrat'
Ornamental PearPyrus calleryana -'Chanticleer'
Ornamental PearPyrus calleryana -'Dancer'
Peppermint TreeAgonis flexuosa
Pink Flame Tree Brachychiton discolor
Pink Trumpet TreeTabebuia avellanedae
Queen PalmSyagrus romanzoffianum
Queensland PittosporumPittosporum rhombifolium
Raywood AshFraxinus oxycarpa
Red Flowering GumEucalyptus ficifolia
Red Honey LocustGleditsia tricanthus -'Rosea'
Red IronbarkEucalyptus sideroxylon -'Rosea'
Sawleaf ZelkovaZelkova serrata
Southern Live OakQuercus virginiana
Sweet BayLaurus nobilis
SweetshadeHymenosporum flavum
Tipu TreeTipuana tipu
Water GumTristania laurina
Willow-Leafed PeppermintEucalyptus nicholii
Windmill PalmTrachycarpus fortunei

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