Tree Selection

Are you getting ready to plant one or several trees? Whether you are planning to plant on your own property, in a community park, along a street, or in a tree pit, careful tree selection is essential to the tree’s long-term success. These resources will help you to plant the right tree in the right place.

Vermont Tree Selection Guide is a Vermont-specific resources that will help you match trees to sites to achieve lasting shade and benefits. The second edition of this resources was released in the spring of 2022.

Recommended Urban Trees was developd by Cornell University and profiles more than 90 trees that can stand up to the rigors of urban environments.

Right Tree, Right Place will walk you through species selection and site assessment.

Interactive Tree Selection Tools

Check out our Tree Selection Tool that puts Vermont's Tree Selection Guide in an interactive format. You enter your site requirements and desires, and out comes a list of ideal tree species from which to choose.

UConn's Plant Database uses an online plant selector tool to find trees, shrubs, and vines that meet your specific needs.

Northern Trees offers an online tree selector tool designed to help guide you through the process of tree selection, and provide a list of possible trees for your project.