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Westerville Electric Division Tree Replacement Program

Trees add a special, natural beauty to our city.  However, not all tree locations are compatible with overhead electric lines and can pose a threat to public safety and electric service reliability.  Planting the right tree in the right place is the best way to remedy conflicts between trees and overhead electric lines. Replacement can occur through the Westerville Electric Division’s Tree Replacement Program.  During our regular work or through a resident's request, the City’s Electric Division will evaluate a tree to determine whether the tree should be removed and/or replaced.

If the tree qualifies for replacement, the Electric Division will remove the tree and work with the resident to select an appropriate replacement. Since the goal of the Tree Replacement Program is to prevent or eliminate future trimming, the Electric Division will follow standards established by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The tree’s expected mature size will be used to determine where the tree will be planted.

Photos of the replacement shade trees, evergreen trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and grasses are available below or by visiting the links on the bottom of this page.

Shade Tree Replacement Options:


Honeylocust
Honeylocust
Gleditsia tricanthos
H-45’ W-35’ 
Rounded shape, small leaves, provides filtered shade

London Plane Tree
London Plane Tree
Platanus acerifolia
H-50’ W-40’ 
Pyramidal shape, large leaves, bark becomes
white – green

Littleleaf Linden
Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata
H-40’ W-30’
Pyramidal shape fragrant flowers, yellow
fall color

Homestead Elm
Homestead Elm
Ulmus X
H-55” W-35”
Upright oval shape, shiny dark green leaves

Black Gum
Blackgum
Nyssa sylvatica
H-60’ W-30’
Upright irregular shape, outstanding fall color

Bald Cypress
Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum
H-60’ W-30’ Pyramidal shape, drops needles in fall, fast grower

Ginkgo
Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba
H-50’ W-30’
Pyramidal shape, slow growing, yellow
fall color

Swamp White Oak
Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor
H-60’ W-60’
Rounded open shape, large growing stately tree
Norwegian Sunset Maple
Norwegian Sunset Maple
Acer truncatum x
H-30’ W-25’
Rounded shape, shiny dark green summer leaves, great fall color

Zelkova
Zelkova
Zelkova serrata
H-45’ W-35’
Vase shaped, substitute for elm tree,
good fall color

Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum
H-50’ W-35’
Rounded to oval shape, great fall color 

River Birch (multi stem)
River Birch (multi stem)
Betula nigra
H-40’ W-30’
Pyramidal to oval shape, fast grower, cinnamon-cream bark

Shingle Oak
Shingle Oak
Quercus imbricaria
H-50’ W-40’
Broadly oval shape. small acorns

Katsuratree
Katsuratree
Ceridiphyllum japonicum
H-50’ W-30’
Pyramidal shape, yellow-orange fall color

State Street Maple
State Street Maple
Acer miyabei
H-50’ W-35’
Upright oval shape, cork-like bark

Iron Wood - Hophornbeam
Iron Wood – Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana
H-35’ W-25’
Rounded shape, will grow in heavy shade

Click HERE for Evergreen Tree Replacement Options.

Click HERE for Ornamental Tree Replacement Options.

Click HERE for Shrub Replacement Options.

Click HERE for Evergreen Shrub Replacement Options.

Click HERE for Grass Replacement Options.

Last updated: 1/8/2015 3:37:21 PM