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Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program. Selecting Southeastern Coastal Plain Tree Species for Wind Resistance: Photo Gallery of high to medium-high wind resistance. Mary Duryea Eliana Kampf Ed Gilman Laura Paterson. Lists are divided into:.

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Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program

Selecting Southeastern Coastal Plain Tree Species for Wind Resistance:

Photo Gallery of high to medium-highwind resistance

Mary Duryea

Eliana Kampf

Ed Gilman

Laura Paterson

Lists are divided into:

- Highest WR

- Medium-High WR

- Medium-Low WR

- Lowest WR

Lists of Relative Wind Resistant Tree Species

  • SE Coastal Plain
  • Tropical & Subtropical tree species

Carya floridana, FL scrub hickory

Cornus florida, dogwood

Ilex cassine, dahoon holly

Ilex glabra, inkberry

Ilex opaca, American holly

Ilex vomitoria, yaupon holly

Lagerstroemia indica, crape myrtle

Magnolia grandiflora, southern magnolia

Quercus geminata, sand live oak

Quercus laevis, turkey oak

Quercus myrtifolia, myrtle oak

Quercus virginiana, live oak

Podocarpus spp, podocarpus

Vaccinium arboreum, sparkleberry

SE Coastal Plain tree species

Highest Wind Resistance


Taxodium ascendens, pondcypress

Taxodium distichum, baldcypress


Butia capitata, pindo or jelly

Phoenix canariensis, Canary Island date

Phoenix dactylifera, date

Sabal palmetto, cabbage, sabal

podocarpus podocarpus spp
PodocarpusPodocarpus spp.

Podocarpus gracilior

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus gracilior

Podocarpus macrophyllus

SE Coastal Plain tree species

Medium-High Wind Resistance


Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum, FL sugar maple

Acer palmatum, Japanese maple

Betula nigra, river birch

Carpinus caroliniana, ironwood

Carya glabra, pignut hickory

Carya tomentosa, mockernut hickory

Cercis canadensis, red bud

Chionanthus virginicus, fringe tree

Diospyros virginiana, common persimmon

Fraxinus americana, white ash

Liquidambar styraciflua, sweetgum

Magnolia virginiana, sweetbay magnolia

Magnolia xsoulangiana, saucer magnolia

Nyssa aquatica, water tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica, black tupelo

Ostrya virginiana, American hophornbean

Prunus angustifolia, chickasaw plum

Quercus michauxii, swamp chestnut

Quercus shumardii, Shumard oak

Quercus stellata, post oak

Ulmus alata, winged elm