Deming Park

Deming Park HDR - Take 2" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by   jjMustang_79 

Welcome to the Terre Haute Tree Guide. The guide was created to help residents to identify and select trees. The guide does not include all of the trees that are found in the city or that can grow in the area.   Most of the trees in the guide can be found at the Brown Ave Linear Arboretum . 

Tree Features

The following tree features are highlighted on city tree identification signs:

Icon Feature Description
Native Tree Icon Native to Indiana  Trees that are native or naturalized to Indiana
 Flowering Tree Icon Flowering  Tree has flowers that are showy or fragrant
 Seedless Tree Icon Seedless  Does not produce seeds
 Fall Colors Icon Fall Colors  Unique fall colors
 Winter Interest Icon Winter Interest Unique bark, seed, fruit or shape that provides in interest when dormant.
 Fruit Bearing Tree Icon Fruit Bearing  Produces fruit, nuts or large pods
 Nut Bearing Tree Icon Nut Bearing Acorns, samaras aka parachutes, spiny balls, etc.
 Prohibited Tree Icon  Prohibited This tree is prohibited from being planted in the tree row or right of way


Glossary Of Terms

    Canopy Size

Small Canopy Trees: Single trunk or multi-trunk tree that reach 30’ in height or less at maturity

Medium Canopy Trees: Trees that grow to 35’ to 50’ in height at maturity

Large Canopy Trees: Trees that grow in excess of 50’ in height at maturity


Growth Rate

      Trees in the guide are separated into 3 growth rate categories:

Slow: Annual growth of 12 inches or less

Medium: Annual growth of 12 to 24 inches

Fast: Annual growth of 24 inches or more

Hardiness Zone

The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. An interactive map is available on the USDA website.

USDA Regions Map


Utility Zones

      The requirements for a tree to be safely planted near utility lines. The requirements are set to ensure that the trees do not grow to interfere with the power lines. These requirements are based on the trees mature height.

Zone 1: Small canopy trees 0’ to 25’ foot from pole or overhead lines

Zone 2: Medium canopy trees 25’ to 50’ from pole or overhead lines

Zone 3: Large canopy trees 50’ to 70’ from pole or overhead lines

Street Tree Utility Zones