Suggested Trees

Large Tress
Not recommended for planting near or under power lines
Common Name Scientific Name
Red Maple Acer rubrum
River birch Beula nigra
Pecan Caryn illinoensis
Green ash Fraxinus pennsylvnica
White ash Fraxinus Americana
American holly Illex opaca
Live oak Quercus virginiana
Laurel Oak Quercus laurifolia
Nuttall Oak Quercus nattalii
Shumard oak Quercus shumardii
Bur oak Quercus macrocarpa
White oak Quercu alba
Overcup oak Quercus lyrata
Chinkapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii
Bald cypress Taxodium distichum
Montezuma cypress Taxodium mucronatum
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia
Chinese elm Unmus parvifolia
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
River Birch Betula nigra
Black gum Nyssa sylvatica
Small Tress
Recommended for planting near or under power lines
Common Name Scientific Name
Eastern redbud Cercis Canadensis var. Canadensis
Fringe Tree Chionanthus spp
Texas persimmon Diospyrus Texana
Hawthorn Cratagus spp.
Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia spp.
Southern wax myrtle Myrica cerifera
Yaupon Illex vomitoria
Cherry laurel Prunus caroliniana
Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis
Vitex or chaste tree Vitex agnus-castus
Saucer magnolia Magnolia x soulangeana
Savannah holly Ilex xattenuata var Savannah*

These are just some of the many trees that will grow in Southeast Texas. Some are more drought-tolerant and hurricane resistant than others. Many are fast growers but there are also ones for slow growers. Check with local nurseries for availability.
Information sources:; GULF COAST GARDENING WITH Randy Lemmon.; SOUTHERN PLANTS for Landscape Design by Neil Odenwald and James Turner.