Trees in Benicia

Want to know more about trees in Benicia? Then you have come to the right place!

Let's start with the top ten trees in Benicia, as indicated in the Municipal Tree Inventory:

Top Ten Species of Trees in City of Benicia - Municipal Tree Inventory

Botanical Name

Common Name

Count

Percent

Value

Pyrus calleryana

ORNAMENTAL PEAR

423

9.79%

$ 552,080

Populus nigra 'Italica'

LOMBARDY POPLAR

278

6.43%

$460,210

Pinus halepensis

ALEPPO PINE

245

5.67%

$1,084,980

Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto'

MODESTO ASH

229

5.30%

$118,980

Platanus acerifoia

LONDON PLANE

190

4.40%

$280,540

Quercus agrifolia

COAST LIVE OAK

186

4.30%

$604,360

Pinus canariensis

CANARY ISLAND PINE

162

3.75%

$557,860

Pinus radiata

MONTEREY PINE

149

3.45%

$544,690

Eucalyptus globulus

BLUE GUM

127

2.94%

$896,590

Pistacia chinensis

CHINESE PISTACHE

117

2.71%

$114,160

Other

OTHER

2,216

51.27%

$7,781,305

 

TOTAL

4,322

100.00%

$12,995,755

The total value of these inventoried trees is almost $13 million dollars. These are only trees under municipal jurisdiction (mostly trees on streets and in parks) and do not include trees on private land, school and industry sites, and over 600 acres of open space owned by Benicia (maintained by the Benicia Fire Department.

Here is the complete tree palete:

Early Draft -- Final Inventory/palette will be published when it becomes available.

City of Benicia
Tree Palette







ParkwayBotanical NameCommon NameHeightSpreadTypeWater Needs
2'+Arbutus 'Marina'Marina Arbutus3535evergreenmedium
2'+Callistemon citrinusLemon Bottlebrush2520evergreenlow
2'+Chionanthus retususChinese Fringe Tree2015deciduousmedium
2'+Eriobotrya deflexaBronze Loquat2525evergreenmedium
2'+Heteromeles arbutifoliaToyon2520evergreenlow
2'+Ilex altaclarensis 'Wilsonii'Wilson Holly2012evergreenmedium
2'+Lagerstroemia indicaCrape Myrtle2525deciduouslow
2'+Malus floribundaJapanese Flowering Crabapple1812deciduousmedium
2'+Malus 'Robinson'Robinson Crabapple2515deciduousmedium
2'+Photinia fraseriFraser Photinia1510evergreenmedium
2'+Tabebuia chrysotrichaYellow Trumpet Tree3020semilow
2'+Tristania laurinaWater Gum1510evergreenmedium
3'+Cercis canadensisEastern Redbud3530deciduousmedium
3'+Crataegus phaenopyrumWashington Hawthorn2020deciduousmedium
3'+Eriobotrya japonicaJapanese Loquat2525evergreenlow
3'+Eucalyptus erythrocorysRed Cap Gum3025evergreenlow
3'+Pittosporum phillyraeoidesWillow Pittosporum2015evergreenlow
3'+Podocarpus henkeliiLong-leafed Yellowwood3515evergreenmedium
5'+Acer buergerianumTrident Maple2525deciduousmedium
5'+Acer campestreHedge Maple4030deciduouslow
5'+Acer griseumPaperbark Maple2525deciduousmedium
5'+Acer truncatum 'Pacific Sunset'Pacific Sunset Maple2525deciduouslow
5'+Betula platyphylla japonicaJapanese White Birch5025deciduoushigh
5'+Brachychiton acerifoliusFlame Tree6030semilow
5'+Brachychiton populneusBottle Tree5030evergreenmedium
5'+Callistemon viminalisWeeping Bottlebrush3015evergreenlow
5'+Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar9015evergreenmedium
5'+Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'Pyramidal European Hornbeam4040deciduouslow
5'+Eucalyptus gunniiCidar Gum7035evergreenlow
5'+Eucalyptus nicholiiNichol's Willow-leafed Peppermint4535evergreenlow
5'+Firmiana simplexChinese Parasol Tree3015deciduouslow
5'+Geijera parvifloraAustralian Willow3020evergreenmedium
5'+Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Tree5030deciduouslow
5'+Koelreuteria paniculataGoldenrain Tree3540deciduousmedium
5'+Laurus nobilisSweet Bay4040evergreenlow
5'+Laurus nobilis 'Saratoga'Saratoga Sweet Bay4040evergreenlow
5'+Magnolia grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer'Samuel Sommer Magnolia4030evergreenmedium
5'+Magnolia soulangianaSaucer Magnolia2525deciduousmedium
5'+Melaleuca quinquenerviaCajeput Tree4025evergreenlow
5'+Metrosideros excelsusNew Zealand Christmas Tree3030evergreenlow
5'+Nyssa sylvaticaTupelo5025deciduousmedium
5'+Ostrya virginianaAmerican Hophornbeam4025deciduouslow
5'+Pinus eldaricaAfghan Pine8025evergreenlow
5'+Pistacia chinensisChinese Pistache6050deciduouslow
5'+Podocarpus macrophyllusYew Pine5015evergreenmedium
5'+Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'Aristocrat Pear4020deciduousmedium
5'+Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'Chanticleer Pear4015deciduousmedium
5'+Pyrus kawakamiiEvergreen Pear3030semimedium
5'+Quercus ilexHolly Oak5050evergreenlow
5'+Rhus lanceaAfrican Sumac3035evergreenlow
5'+Sophora japonica Japanese Pagoda Tree5050deciduousmedium
5'+Styrax japonicusJapanese Snowbell3030deciduousmedium
5'+Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'Japanese Lilac3020deciduouslow
5'+Tabebuia avellanedaeLavender Trumpet Tree4040semilow
5'+Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana 'Triumph'Triumph Elm4030deciduousmedium
5'+Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake'Drake Elm5060semimedium
5'+Ulmus parvifolia 'True Green'True Green Elm5060semimedium
5'+Vitex agnus-castusChaste Tree2510deciduouslow
8'+Abies concolorWhite Fir12020evergreenlow
8'+Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'Columnar Red Norway Maple6050deciduousmedium
8'+Aesculus californicaCalifornia Buckeye2030deciduouslow
8'+Betula nigraRiver Birch8060deciduoushigh
8'+Brachychiton discolorPink Flame Tree6030semilow
8'+Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'Blue Atlas Cedar6030evergreenlow
8'+Cedrus deodaraDeodar Cedar8040evergreenmedium
8'+Celtis australisEuropean Hackberry7535deciduousmedium
8'+Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor Tree5060evergreenmedium
8'+Halesia monticolaMountain Silverbell8035deciduousmedium
8'+Koelreuteria bipinnataChinese Flame Tree4040deciduousmedium
8'+Lophostemon confertusBrisbane Box4525evergreenlow
8'+Magnolia grandifloraSouthern Magnolia8060evergreenmedium
8'+Pinus brutiaCalabrian Pine8025evergreenlow
8'+Pinus canariensisCanary Island Pine8035evergreenlow
8'+Pinus jeffreyiJeffrey Pine12025evergreenlow
8'+Pinus lambertianaSugar Pine20050evergreenlow
8'+Platanus acerifolia  London Plane8040deciduouslow
8'+Platanus racemosaCalifornia Sycamore8050deciduousmedium
8'+Podocarpus graciliorFern Pine6025evergreenmedium
8'+Pterocarya stenopteraChinese Wingnut9050deciduousmedium
8'+Quercus acutissimaSawtooth Oak7070deciduouslow
8'+Quercus agrifoliaCoast Live Oak7080evergreenlow
8'+Quercus coccineaScarlet Oak8060deciduouslow
8'+Quercus douglasiiBlue Oak5070deciduouslow
8'+Quercus engelmanniiEngelmann Oak4590evergreenlow
8'+Quercus lobataValley Oak7070deciduouslow
8'+Quercus macrocarpaBur Oak7560deciduouslow
8'+Quercus palustrisPin Oak8040deciduouslow
8'+Quercus rubraRed Oak7550deciduouslow
8'+Quercus shumardiiShumard Oak8060deciduouslow
8'+Quercus suberCork Oak6060deciduouslow
8'+Quercus virginianaSouthern Live Oak60100evergreenlow
8'+Quercus wislizeniiInterior Live Oak7580deciduouslow
8'+Sequoia sempervirens  Coast Redwood100+30evergreenhigh
8'+Tilia americanaAmerican Linden6025deciduousmedium
8'+Ulmus parvifolia 'Frontier'Frontier Elm8050deciduousmedium
8'+Ulmus wilsoniana 'Prospector'Prospector Elm4025deciduousmedium
8'+Umbellularia californicaCalifornia Laurel7525evergreenmedium
8'+Zelkova serrataSawleaf Zelkova6060deciduousmedium