What’s a good type of tree to plant in my yard?

Native trees are often recommended. In low rain regions such as Southern California, drought tolerance is a good quality to look for, as is shade. But consider the size of your yard and what shape tree will fit best.

Try these links for more tree selection tips:

AB 2717 Landscape Task Force
Be Water Wise
Cal Flora
California Model Landscape Ordinance
California Native Plant Link Exchange
California Native Plant Society
LA City Street Tree Selection Guide
LACDPW Smart Gardening
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
SelecTree
Theodore Payne Foundation
The Plant Profiler