Additional Tree Selection References
The Virginia Urban Street Tree Selector focuses exclusively on urban sites in Virginia and nearby areas. It will help you generate a list of trees that should perform well in your site and suit your needs. It is always best, however, to consult multiple sources when researching any tree that you are not experienced with before making a final selection. Below are a few references that can help you gain a complete picture of how your tree will perform. Keep in mind that many factors that affect tree performance are regional in nature (climate, pest prevalence, etc.). Check out VUSTS tree reviews to read about first hand experience with trees in our region.
Bassuk, Nina et al., Recommended Urban Trees:
Site Assessment and Tree Selection for Stress Tolerance. Urban
Horticulture Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2003.
Gerhold, H. D., W. N. Wandell, and N. L. Lacasse, Eds. 1993. Street Tree Factsheets. PennState College of Agricultural Sciences, State College, PA
Trees—Scientific Names. Details on the culture of many
woody plants are available at this web site currently under development
by Dr. Edward Gilman of the University of Florida and his colleagues at
Rutgers University. Northern Trees includes those in USDA hardiness zones
2-7. A “Southern” counterpart is also available for Zone 8