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 black gum  Nyssa sylvatica wildlife value, deep red to purple fall foliage, may need irrigation, best if not planted in extremely alkaline soil
 blackjack oak  Quercus marilandica native Edmond cross timbers species, very compact and narrow crown, twisted limbs, block-like bark.
 Caddo sugar maple  Acer saccharum ‘Caddo’ more drought tolerant than other maples, golden yellow to salmon fall color, grows well in alkaline soil but needs good drainage.
 Chinese pistache  Pistacia chinensis “OK Proven Tree”, resistant to breakage, beautiful fall color, interesting fruit, drought tolerant.
 chittamwood  Bumelia lanuginosa native Edmond cross timbers species, interesting tree, shiny leathery green leaves with fuzzy underside, thorns, wildlife value.
 common hackberry  Celtis occidentalis native Edmond cross timbers species, highly valued for wildlife, interesting knobby bark, best in a natural or open area, not recommended as a street tree or for planting near structures, easily develops decay so injury should be avoided.
 common persimmon  Diospyros virginiana native Edmond cross timbers species, interesting irregularly shaped tree, red fall color, fruit may be a maintenance issue if planted over a paved surface, fruit edible for humans, tolerant of drought and alkaline soils
 Crimson Spire oak Quercus robur x Q. alba 'Crimschmidt' tightly fastigiate, great tree for narrow spaces while still reaching 45' tall, red fall color, fast growing, adaptable to our climate and soils, great tree for use as a screen.
 downy serviceberry  Amelanchier arborea dense multi-stemmed natural form, high wildlife value, beautiful fall color, slow growing, best if not grown on extremely alkaline soil, needs irrigation during times of drought.
 Emerald Sunshine elm Ulmus propinqua 'JFS-Bieberich' developed by Steve Bieberich in Clinton, OK, described as a "sturdy, upright growing elm selected for superior performance on the hot, windswept plains of western OK." tolerant of Dutch elm disease and drought and heat, yellow fall color.
 Frontier elm Ulmus 'Frontier' vase shaped crown, red fall color, exfoliating bark, fast growth rate, Dutch elm disease resistant.
 globe willow Salix matsudana requires supplemental water in drought, spreading round form, needs space to grow - not the best suited tree near roadways.
 goldenrain tree  Koelreuteria paniculata open and irregularly shaped canopy, interesting panicles of papery fruit, adapted to variety of soils, drought tolerant, branches may break in strong wind.
 Japanese pagoda tree Sophora japonica distinctive long yellowish fruit pods, creamy white flowers, tolerates heat and drought and other urban conditions, prefers open sunny location, young branches are green and turn gray as they get older.
lacebark (Chinese) elm  Ulmus parvifolia showy “lace-like” bark, needs pruning for strong branch structure, drought tolerant.
 overcup oak Quercus lyrata  tolerates poorly drained sites, pest and disease resistant, moderate drought tolerance, attractive reddish brown bark, wildlife value, rounded open crown.
 pond cypress Taxodium ascendens similar to baldcypress only smaller with a narrow crown and more open habit, awl shaped leaves, copper fall color, tolerates wet conditions.
purple leaf catalpa  Catalpa erubescens 'Purpurea' new growth is purple-black in color fading to dark green with a purple hue later in summer, white flowers in late summer, fast growing.
 Shantung maple Acer truncatum leaf resembling smaller version of a sweet gum leaf, "OK Proven Tree", brilliant fall color display, tolerant to heat and drought and alkaline soil.
 western soapberry  Sapindus drummondii native Edmond cross timbers species, not uniformly shaped crown, deep yellow fall color, unique translucent fruits that were once used by Native Americans to make soap, fruits are mildly toxic if ingested, best planted away from paved surfaces to avoid slipping on fruits, strong wood
 ‘Whiteshield’ osage orange  Maclura pomifera ‘Whiteshield very durable orange wood, wide spreading tree, good for a windbreak, thornless and fruitless variety, wildlife value, can lift sidewalks so best when planted away from paved surfaces.


 Arizona cypress  Cupressus arizonica “OK Proven Tree”, gray-blue foliage, drought tolerant, needs well-drained soil.
 Bosnian pine  Pinus leucodermis “OK Proven Tree”, disease resistant, tolerant of dry and alkaline soils, does not require much space.
 Canaerti juniper  Juniperus virginiana ‘canaerti’ windbreak, dark green foliage, variety of eastern redcedar with more compact, attractive form.
 DD Blanchard magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'DD Blanchard'  a variety of southern magnolia, has large glossy dark green leaves with attractive rusty brown undersides, requires supplemental water, susceptible to drought stress.
 incense cedar  Calocedrus decurrens tolerant of drought and poor soils, reddish bark, scale-like leaf shape, requires very little pruning.
 leyland cypress  x Cupressocyparis leylandii tolerant to a variety of sites and conditions, excellent windbreak, stately mature form.
 ‘Little Gem’ southern magnolia  Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ much smaller growing variety of southern magnolia, begins blooming when young, blooms throughout the growing season.
 ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly  Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ fairly adaptable and drought tolerant, good for screen, needs little pruning if at all.

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Ryan Ochsner
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Leigh Martin
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