Best Tree

Choosing the Best Tree for Colorado

Whether you are redoing your yard or just moved into a new home or office space, adding trees to your property is perfect for any landscape. However, there are a lot of factors to consider before you start buying trees and shrubs for your land.



When choosing a tree, you first need to determine how much space is there in general. If there is a limited amount of space, choosing one that has a slower growth rate is the preferred choice. Start by researching species of trees to determine if the allotted space and environment is right.

Water Availability

Unfortunately, we often face drought conditions and trees that have a high growth rate need that steady supply of nutrients and water to survive.


Trees to Avoid

  • Austree
  • Aspen
  • Silver Maple
  • Russian-Olive
  • Tree-of-Heaven
  • Tamarisk
  • Willows
  • White-Barked Birches
  • Non-native Hybrid Poplars/Cottonwoods
  • Siberian Elm


Choosing Trees at the Nursery

When you have decided what type of trees you are looking for at your local tree nursery, there are a few items to check. Look for trees that are healthy, meaning that the bark isn’t discolored and the leaves aren’t wilted. Another tip is to check the tree for insects and diseases.


Whether you are looking for a small or large Evergreens, ornamental trees, or just shade trees, it is important that you take into consideration the size of the tree, its growth rate, the amount of space available, and how much water is needed to help it grow. If you need help with making any decisions, give us a call at Front Range Arborists at (719) 635-7459 or use our online form for your free estimate.

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