Trees

Well-adapted and well-placed trees can be an excellent landscape investment. One strategically placed tree can transform a scorching hot section of your yard into a cool oasis, or help reduce air-conditioning costs by shading your home from the sun.

What Kind of Trees should you select?

When deciding which trees to plant, consider the typical mature size of the specimens as noted in the following plant list, and make sure you provide enough room for future growth.

Don’t plant in areas where branches will grow into power lines or block solar panels.

Deciduous Tree

Trees that shed there leaves annually in the Fall.

Lacebark Elm, Ulmus parviflora
Lacebark Elm, Ulmus parviflora

Full Sun Medium Water Mature Size: 40’X 40’ So called because of the patchy mosaic bark on their trunks as they mature, Lacebark Elms are moderate...

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Oak, Quercus spp.
Oak, Quercus spp.

Full Sun Medium Water Mature Size: 25-60’X 15-60’ Many species of oak grow well through- out most of New Mexico. Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) is a...

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Evergreen Tree

Trees that keep there leaves and remain green throughout the year.

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505-842-WATR