Have beautiful and hardy trees that thrive on the Front Range!
The Blue Spruce (Picea Pungens) has been the Colorado State Tree since 1939 and is found throughout the state of Colorado. Homeowners considering new trees to plant should consider planting trees found on the Front Range Recommended Tree List. By choosing the right tree for your microclimate, you also make a smart, environmentally-friendly choice. A tree that is native or well-suited to your area, prevents pest invasion and easily spreadable tree diseases. An exception to this rule is planting Aspens. N & D Tree advises against planting Aspens regardless of their native nature due to long-term issues of acting as hosts to the Ash Beetle. Additional issues include diseases such as cytospora and oystershell scale.
Recommended tree planting and replacement tips for Denver:
Denver City Forester recommends home and land owners plant and replant using a diversity of recommended shade trees to withstand Denver’s climate. Arborists in the Denver and Front Range recommend planting trees from late September through October to allow trees time to establish their root systems before flowering in the spring. Recommended trees:
- Kentucky Coffeetree
- Chinkapin Oak
- English Oak
- Bur Oak
- Texas Red Oak
- Japanese Pagodatree
Arborists in the Denver and Front Range recommend planting times from late September and October to allow trees time to establish their root systems before flowering in the Spring.