Tree of the Week

August 15, 2022

New Mexico Olive

Scientific name: Forestiera neomexicana Alternate names: New Mexican Privet Description: A deciduous shrub or small tree of the Oleaceae (ash) family. Native to New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and […]
August 8, 2022

Gambel Oak

Scientific name: Quercus Gambelii Alternate Names: Scrub Oak, Rocky Mountain White Oak, Utah White Oak Description: Deciduous large shrub or small tree with rounded crown, often in colonies […]
August 2, 2022

Piñon Pine

Scientific names: Piñon Pine = Pinus edulis  Mexican Piñon = Pinus cembroides Singleleaf Piñon = Pinus monophylla Parry Piñon = Pinus quadrifolia Description: All four species are small […]
July 27, 2022

Rio Grande Cottonwood

Scientific name: Populus wislizeni Alternate names: Narrowleaf, Alamo or Guerigo Description: This is the cottonwood of desert waterholes and watercourses. A deciduous poplar of the Willow family with broad, […]