Native Tree Guide & Discussion Series

The Takoma Park Native Tree Selection Guide explains the ecological importance of native trees and helps residents in the Takoma Park MD area select a native tree for their property.
Sixty-nine native tree species are featured, with hyperlinks to additional information.


Welcome to the Discussion Series

In this discussion series, FONTT invites scientists and other urban forest experts to comment on the native tree selection guide and its messages by answering a few questions. Readers are welcome to comment.

Doug Tallamy Kicks Off
the Discussion Series

Professor Tallamy explains the science behind the biodiversity indicator presented in the native tree selection guide.

Resources for the discussion series

Background on the purpose of the discussion series

An explanation of the biodiversity indicator used in the guide

How “native tree” is defined in the guide.


The color print version of our guide is sold at Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op and Nature Forward (formerly Audubon Naturalist Society). We appreciate the support of these two organizations. Please support their good work.