CEG Utility Friendly Trees

Program Contact: Master Gardeners
(509) 667-6540 • chelanmastergardeners@gmail.com

Trees chosen for height as well as form, leaf texture and color are planted in the Community Education Garden to demonstrate options for home landscapes that include overhead utility lines.  These examples of utility friendly trees are smaller in scale, so also suitable for smaller yards.
This list is current as of August, 2017.

  • Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ – amur maple
  • Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’ – Norway maple
  • Amelanchier alnifolia – serviceberry
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Van den Akker’ – weeping Alaska cedar
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’ – beech
  • Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ – blue spruce
  • Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii’ – Colorado blue spruce
  • Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ – limber pine
  • Pinus heldreichii – Bosnian pine
  • Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ – Japanese tree lilac
  • Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ – common lilac

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