Not all gardeners enjoy reading seed catalogs. If you are more interested in planning for a new tree then here are a few resources to get you started.
- You can order the book Dependable Landscape Trees from the CSU-Extension store.
- If you are not sure whether you want an evergreen tree, maybe a large deciduous tree or a small ornamental tree the Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheets have a lot of information.
- Colorado’s Plant Select program has 5 trees. Use the “Find A Plant” search tool and enter Tree in “Plant Type”.
- The Plant Select website also has a short video on why certain trees and shrubs are good choices for Colorado.
- The City and County of Denver, Parks and Recreation division, Forestry and Natural Resources department is a great resource for information about both public and private trees in Denver.
- You might also be interested in the Denver Digs Trees program from “The Park People”. “Over the past 30 years, our Denver Digs Trees program has provided more than 48,000 affordable and free trees to Denver residents, helping to enhance quality of life in our city.” The application form for 2016 will be available in early January.