Pinus edulis | Pinyon Pine

The ever-present evergreen Pinus edulis | Pinyon Pine tree of the Intermountain West and known for the nuts that it provides modern day hunter-gatherers, as well as earliest inhabitants of the region, Pinyon Pine is recognized as The Tree of the High Desert. The...

Crataegus douglasii | Douglas Hawthorn

One of the most valuable plants for wildlife habitat and wetland restoration, Crataegus douglasii | Douglas Hawthorn’s sharp thorns provides protection for hungry song birds. The fragrant clusters of white flowers produce a banquet of deep purple, almost black...

Populus angustifolia | Narrowleaf Cottonwood

Populous angustifolia | Narrowleaf Cottonwood is the most common native tree growing along streams of the intermountain west making it is popular for stream bank stabilization and wetland restoration. The leaves are long, narrow and a conspicuous yellow in the fall,...

Populus fremontii | Fremont Cottonwood

Populus fremontii | Fremont Cottonwood grows in flood plains and by tapping into deep, underground water sources it is able to withstand long periods of drought. The leaves are large, bright green providing cool shade in hot desert climates and in the fall, they turn...

Populus tremuloides | Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides | Quaking Aspen is the most popular tree of the ‘poplar’ species of trees.  Regardless of the fact that it is notorious for black spot, borers, cankers, iron chlorosis and all sorts of other negative characteristics, including...