Planting Trees

 Planting Trees

Trees can add value and beauty to your landscape, and with good planning you can plant new trees that will thrive for generations.

To help your tree flourish, follow these steps:

1. Choose a water-wise tree with proven success. Before you invest, select a tree that can withstand weather extremes and periodic drought. Our list contains only the best long-term performers.

2. Plant it correctly. Following the recommended planting guidelines is critical to your tree's long-term health. Proper planting will allow your tree to develop a healthy, robust root system.
3. Water it regularly. Our semi-arid, prairie climate doesn’t provide enough moisture to sustain trees. Be sure to water your tree more frequently after planting, and regularly once it’s established.

We offer free resources and classes at the Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, to help you select the right plants and learn how to create a water-wise landscape.

The Conservation and Environmental Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also see mature water-wise trees at the Water Wise Demonstration Garden located on site.

Here are some additional resources to get you started with your new tree or shrub:

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