The table below of "Recommended Native Street Trees" is provided by The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College.

Legend for the table below
One asterisk indicates plants recommended by Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University
Two asterisks indicate trees that are both recommended native street trees for Westchester and are predicted to tolerate climate change (from table of Recommended Native Trees for Climate Change for Westchester County-Source: U.S. Forest Service)

Recommended Native Street Trees for Westchester County
Botanical NameCommon Name
Small native trees (under 30 feet)  
Amelanchier arborea Downy serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' Apple serviceberry
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud
Cornus florida **(use a blight-resistant variety such as ‘Appalachian Spring’) Flowering dogwood**
Crataegus crus-galli (use a thornless variety such as 'Inermis')

Cockspur hawthorn

Crataegus phaenopyrum (use a thornless variety such as 'Princeton Sentry') Washington hawthorn
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' Green hawthorn
Cotinus obovatus* American smoketree*
Halesia carolina Carolina silverbell
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red' Chokecherry
Larger native trees (over 30 feet)  
Acer x freemanii Freeman maple
Acer rubrum** Red maple**
Betula lenta** Sweet birch**
Carya glabra* Pignut hickory*
Carya ovata** * Shagbark hickory** *
Celtis occidentalis Common hackberry
Diospyros virginiana (for seeded fruit, use a self-pollinating cultivar such as 'Meader') Common persimmon
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis (a thornless variety) Honey locust
Gymnocladus dioicus (use a fruitless male cultivar such as 'Espresso') Kentucky coffeetree
Liquidambar styraciflua** American sweetgum**
Nyssa sylvatica** Black tupelo**
Ostrya virginiana Eastern hop-hornbeam
Quercus bicolor* Swamp white oak*
Quercus coccinea** Scarlet oak**
Quercus imbricaria Shingle oak
Quercus macrocarpa (* ‘Ashworth’) Bur oak
Quercus montana* Chestnut oak *
Quercus muehlenbergii* Chinkapin oak*
Quercus palustris** Pin oak**
Quercus palustris 'Green Pillar' (narrow cultivar) Pin oak
Quercus phellos Willow oak
Quercus rubra** Red oak**
Tilia americana Basswood
Ulmus americana** (use a cultivar tolerant of Dutch elm disease such as 'Valley Forge') American elm**

Title: Native Plant Center
Sponsoring Organization: Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College
Description: The Native Plant Center is a not-for-profit organization based at Westchester Community College that is a local source of information on native trees and other plants. The Native Plant Center hosts demonstration gardens one can visit, an annual native plant sale, and educational events on native plants.