In addition to the species of street-trees approved by the City of Oakland, the following species of trees are allowed for planting on private property, parks, and schools, using our grant from CAL FIRE.
They meet the requirements of growing to at least 25 feet tall at maturity, not requiring excessive water or maintenance, and not being invasive.
They are not on the list of approved street-trees for various reasons, such as fruit/nuts, a tendency for a low-branching form that isn't appropriate for planting along streets and sidewalks... or sometimes just not enough of a track record specifically in Oakland, despite good results in other Bay-Area cities.
Heritage River Birch
Floss Silk Tree
Nichol's Willow-leafed Peppermint
Northern California Black Walnut
Canary Island Pine
Mondell Pine or Afghan Pine
Italian Stone Pine
Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Canyon Live Oak
Quercus nuttallii (Q. buckleyi)
Nuttall Oak or Texas Oak
California Laurel or California Bay