Planting Native Trees in Denver

Have you ever walked down a Denver neighborhood street and wondered about the origin of some of the trees?

All those trees you see, whether they are oak or maple trees, all have a history of origin. That history plays an important role in the types of trees that you can grow in your region.

The next time you go to plant a tree, it’s important to consider native trees that grow well in the Colorado climate. In this article, our Denver tree removal team helps you to understand why it’s important to choose the right tree for your area.

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Native Trees Help Our Environment

Native trees are beneficial to our Colorado environment! When you plant local trees, you are also helping the Colorado wildlife thrive and replicate their natural habitat. Bird, insects and even small mammals (like squirrels) look to native plants for not only shelter, but also their food source too. When there aren’t enough native trees, these habitats for animals will decline and populations will diminish.

When you plant native trees, it can have the following benefits for wildlife:

  • Food and shelter in their natural habitats
  • Native trees are adaptive to climates, providing wildlife more opportunities to thrive
  • Ability to withstand pests and insects

How to Find Native Trees to Grow

It can be challenging to find native trees to grow in your own backyard. Many nurseries don’t carry local native trees, so it’s important to do your research and call your local nursery.

If you happen to find a nursery that carries local trees, you need to make sure that your yard is suitable to grow it. Although a native tree might be local to your region, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will grow well in your yard. For example, some trees might grow best in rocky or sandy soil, while your soil might be too wet or too shady. Be sure to do your research before attempting to plant a new native tree.

Types of Native Trees to Plant in Colorado

  • Douglas Fir
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Pinon Pine
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper
  • Cottonwood
  • Bristlecone Pine

Do you have additional questions about planting native trees in Denver? Give one of our tree services team a call! We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding tree removal or tree trimming!

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