Tree Commission

  • Every third Thursday of each month, at 5pm
  • La Porte Police Station, 1206 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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View the City Ordinances related to the jurisdiction of the Tree Commission here.

What kind of trees can be planted in the tree lawn?
While the official list, the process for getting permits, and the rest of the rules can be found in the ordinance linked above, the lists below give the common names of the various types of trees that you can get permission to plant. 

Large trees (40 feet or taller):

  • Beech (American, European)
  • Catalpa
  • Coffeetree (Kentucky)
  • Cypress (Bald)
  • Elm (American)
  • Gingko
  • Hackberry
  • Hickory
  • Honeylocust
  • Larch
  • Maple (Black, Red, Sugar)
  • Oak (White, Swamp White, Scarlet, Shingle, Black, Burr, Pin, Northern Red)
  • Planetree (London)
  • Sycamore
  • Tamarack
  • Tuliptree
  • Walnut (Black)
  • Zelkova (Japanese)

Medium trees (25 to 40 feet tall): 

  • Black Gum
  • Ironwood (Hop Hornbeam)
  • Maple (Norway, Sycamore)
  • Musclewood (American Hornbeam)

Small trees (25 feet or shorter)

  • Crabapple
  • Dogwood (Flowering)
  • Hawthorn
  • Lilac (Japanese Tree)
  • Magnolia (Star)
  • Maple (Amur, Japanese)
  • Pear (Callery)
  • Redbud (Eastern)
  • Serviceberry