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Community Forest Management Plan

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 Pine Pinus eldarica
African Sumac Rhus lancea
African Tulip Tree Spathodea campanulata
American Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua -'Rotundiloba'
Australian Willow Geijera parviflora
Bottle Tree Brachychiton populneus
Brisbane Box Tristania conferta
Bronze loquat Eriobotrya deflexa
Cajeput Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia
California Fan Palm Washingtonia filifera
California Pepper Tree Schinus molle
Camphor Tree Cinnamomum camphora
Canary Island Pine Pinus canariensis
Cape Chestnut Calodendrum capense
Chinese Flame Tree Koelreuteria bipinnata
Chinese Hackberry Celtis sinensis
Chinese Pistache Pistachia chinensis
Chinese Tallow Tree Sapium sebiferum
Chitalpa Chitalpa tashkentensis
Cork Oak Quercus suber
Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera
Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodora
Evergreen Elm Ulmus parvifolia -'Brea'
Evergreen Elm Ulmus parvifolia -'Drake'
Evergreen Elm Ulmus parvifolia -'True Green'
Fern Pine Podocarpus gracilior
Firewheel Tree Stenocarpus sinuatus
Flame Tree Brachychiton acerifolius
Floss Silk Tree Chorisia speciosa -'Majestic Beauty'
Golden Medallion Tree Cassia leptophylla
Golden Trumpet Tree Tabebuia chrysotricha
Goldenrain Tree Koelreuteria paniculata
Guadalupe Palm Brahea edulis
Holly Oak Quercus ilex
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Japanese Pagoda Tree Sophora japonica
King Palm Archonophoenix cuninghamiana
London Plane Tree Platanus x acerifolia -'Bloodgood'
London Plane Tree Platanus x acerifolia -'Yarwood'
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora -'Majestic Beauty'
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora -'Samuel Sommer'
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora -'St. Mary'
Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba
Markhamia Markhamia hildebrandtii
Mexican Fan Palm Washingtonia robusta
New Zealand Christmas Tree Metrosideros excelsus
Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana -'Aristocrat'
Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana -'Chanticleer'
Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana -'Dancer'
Peppermint Tree Agonis flexuosa
Pink Flame Tree Brachychiton discolor
Pink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia avellanedae
Queen Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
Queensland Pittosporum Pittosporum rhombifolium
Raywood Ash Fraxinus oxycarpa
Red Flowering Gum Eucalyptus ficifolia
Red Honey Locust Gleditsia tricanthus -'Rosea'
Red Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon -'Rosea'
Sawleaf Zelkova Zelkova serrata
Southern Live Oak Quercus virginiana
Sweet Bay Laurus nobilis
Sweetshade Hymenosporum flavum
Tipu Tree Tipuana tipu
Water Gum Tristania laurina
Willow-Leafed Peppermint Eucalyptus nicholii
Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei

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