Approved Trees

Please know that the areas between the sidewalk and the curb/gutter (park strip) must be completely landscaped and must comply with the landscaping ordinance, the clear view requirements and the approved trees list (see below).

If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department at 801-446-5323 or

The following trees are approved for use in Herriman City. All park strip or parking lot island trees must be deciduous.

Trees are listed below in the format of Botanical Name/Common Name

Planting Widths 3-5 feet

Acer campestre Hedge Maple

Acer ginnala Amur Maple (tree form) 

Acer tataricum Tatarian Maple (tree form) 

Amelanchier x grandifolia Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine

Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud 

Chitalpa x tashkentensis Chitalpa (tree form)

Crataegus spp. Hawthorn (thornless and flowering) 

Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenraintree 

Maackia amurensis Maackia

Malus hybrid (fireblight resistant varieties)

Morus alba White Mulberry, fruitless

Morus rubra Red Mulberry, fruitless

Ostrya virginiana Hop Hornbeam

Quercus robur fastigiata Columnar English Oak 

Syringa pekinensis Chinese Lilac Tree 

Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac 

Ulmus parvifolia Lace Bark Elm 

Zelkova serrata 

Japanese Zelkova (City Sprite)

Planting Widths 5-10 feet

Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple  

Acer truncatum x platanoides (Norwegian Sunset, Urban Sunset)

Carpinus beltus 

Celtis occidentalis Common Hackberry 

Corylus colurna Turkish Filbert

Fagus sylvatica European Beech  

Gleditsia triacanthos (thornless varieties)

Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Maidenhair 

Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree (fruitless)

Maclura pomifera ‘White Shield’ Osage Orange

Parrotia persica Persian Parrotia 

Quercus bicolor Swamp Oak

Quercus ellipsoidalis cultivars Northern Pin Oak

Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak

Quercus robur English Oak 

Quercus rubra Northern Red Oak

Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden

Tilia euchlora Crimean Linden

Tilia tomentosa cultivars Silver Linden

Planting Widths 10+ feet (I.e. open space)

Acer miyabei State Street Maple

Acer negundo ‘Sensation’ 

Aesculus glabra Buckeye

Aesculus x carnea Horsechestnut, Red

Albizia julibrissin Mimosa

Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa

Celtis reticulata Netleaf Hackberry

Cladrastis kentuckea Yellowwood 

Cornus mas Corneliancherry Dogwood 

Fagus sylvatica European Beech

Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree

Quercus alba White Oak 

Quercus cerris Turkey Oak 

Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak 

Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak

Tilia americana American Linden

Ulmus americana ‘Colonial Spirit’ ‘Prairie Expedition’ Survivors of Dutch Elm Disease 

Ulmus hybrids like ‘Frontier’ and ‘Accolade’ 

Ulmus propinqua Emerald Sunshine


Best in grouping at development entrances, open spaces, and in non-traditional parking strips at least 20 feet wide.

Cedrus atlantica Glauca Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus deodara ‘Karl Fuchs’, Kashmir’, ‘Shalimar’ Deodar Cedar

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' Weeping Alaska Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar

Juniperus chinensis cultivars Chinese Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper

Pinus nigra (cultivars for columnar and dwarf) Austrian Pine

Pinus leucodermis ‘Heldrechii’ Bosnian Pine

Pinus sylvestris (cultivars for columnar and dwarf) Scotch Pine

Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine

Pinus flexilis Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ Vanderwolf Pine

Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar

Pinus edulis Pinyon pine

Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia

Taxodium distichum Bald cypress

Thuja orientalis Arborvitae

Prohibited Street Trees

The following trees are not approved for use along streets in Herriman City.

Acer saccharinum Silver Maple

Acer freemanii Freeman Maple (Autumn Blaze)

Ailanthus atissima Tree of Heaven

Betula species Birch

Elaegnus angustifolia Russian Olive

Fraxinus species 

Populus species 

Prunus cerasifera 

Prunus padus May Day Tree

Pyrus calleryana Flowering Pear

Robinia species

Salix species 

Sophora japonica

Ulmus pumila

Ziziphus jujube Chinese date

All varieties of bearing fruit or nut trees

All conifer trees

Thorned trees

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Cathryn Nelson • Building Official
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Cathryn Nelson

Lon Christensen • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Lon Christensen

Wade Lehmberg • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Wade Lehmberg