Select a Tree

How to Select Your Tree

You need a tree that is right for your place and you. Answer these questions to help you decide what type of tree is best:

  • How tall do I want my tree to grow?
  • Do I want flowers?
  • Do I want fruit?
  • Do I want nuts?
  • Do I want this tree to provide shade or privacy?

Once you have answered these questions, consult online lists (such as this one from the Arbor Day Foundation), check out this Baltimore City Trees Species List, or talk to the experts at your local nursery.

Helpful Hint:

Bigger Trees = Bigger Benefits

Plant a larger tree if you have the space. They provide more shade, privacy, and clean and cool more air.