Street Tree Program

The City of Southlake's Keep Southlake Beautiful program is working to help beautify the community by encouraging Southlake residents to purchase trees to plant throughout the City.


The purpose of the Street Tree Program is to provide quality shade trees to citizens to be planted within the right-of-way areas of streets and corridors throughout the City. The trees are intended to provide shade, screening, wildlife protection, pollution control, reduction of water runoff, soil erosion control, increase property values, reduce stress and create a sense of well being within the community.

Program Dates

  • Annually in the fall: Trees will be sold December 1 through January 31.
  • Planting will be scheduled in late winter/early spring.
  • Trees are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tree Types and Descriptions

Chinese Pistache
Chinese Pistache (Pistacia Chinensis): The Chinese Pistache is a fast growing shade tree with red, yellow and orange fall color - sometimes all at once. The Chinese Pistache is in the Pistachio Family but this type does not produce any edible fruit. Its Female trees produce cream color small flowers which turn into bright red clusters of seeds in late summer. Young pistachios have a unique looking branching pattern, but quickly fill out to be full rounded trees within a few years. It is easily grown in any well-drained soil and is very drought tolerant. The Chinese Pistache can reach heights of 50' tall and up to 50' wide.
Lacebark Elm
Lacebark Elm (Ulmus Parvifolia): The Lacebark Elm is a deciduous shade tree that can grown up to 50' high and 40' wide. It is a very fast grower with an upright and spreading form. It has yellow fall color and is drought tolerant, but can also stand moist soil. Its most distinctive characteristic is its mottled truck bard, which is gray, pink and light green in color.
Live Oak
Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana): The Live Oaks is a spreading evergreen shade tree with small glossy leaves and small dark brown glossy acorns. It is easy to establish in almost any soil and comes in both single and multi-trunk form. Without pruning tree has a dense branching pattern and can sometimes be hard to maintain. Once well established it is relatively drought tolerant.
Shumard Oak
Shumard Oak (Quercus Shumardii): The Shumard Oak is a native fast-growing deciduous shade tree. It can grow up over eighty feet high and eighty feet wide. It is very drought tolerant once established, and has outstanding red crimson fall color.

Order a Street Tree

Street trees will be available for purchase December 1 – January 31.