Right Tree, Right Place

Tree New Mexico promotes planting the right tree in the right place. When considering the best location to plant a tree, it is important to consider how much sunlight it will receive; how much soil space is available for it to receive water and nutrients as it grows; and its proximity to any other trees, structures, sidewalks, powerlines, or underground utilities. When considering the type of tree to plant it is important to consider how big it will get at maturity, its water needs, and how well it will do in current and future climate conditions.

The Nature Conservancy and collaborators from across New Mexico created climate-ready tree lists to help the public choose the right tree for the right place. These trees have been assessed for their heat, cold, and drought tolerance for today’s climate, as well as the predicted future climates.

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