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Prohibited Species of Trees and Shrubs

Prohibited species of trees and shrubs (this list may be updated anytime):

The following varieties are prohibited for use on city streets in Mason City:

American Elm-Elm species that are certified to be disease resistant may be planted.

Birch – River Birch, White or Paper Birch, etc.

Black Locust

Box Elder

Catalpa

Chinese or Siberian Elm – Elm species that are certified to be disease resistant may be planted.

Cottonwood

Ginkgo (female only)

Hawthorn – except thorn less variety

Mulberry, Common

Poplars

Russian Olive

Silver Maple

Sumac

Willow

Common Fruit Trees

Ash

Trees bearing large nuts, i.e. walnut, hickory, butternut

Conifers (evergreens)

All species of shrubbery, except as provided in Section 5-3-10B of the City Code

Questions? Contact the Street Division Supervisor at (641) 420-1999.