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Types of Trees That Grow Well in Albuquerque

Trees are an important part of any landscape. They provide shade, beauty, and even food and shelter for wildlife. With so many different types of trees to choose from though, it can be tough to know which one is right for your home.


If you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you're in luck! There are a number of tree species that thrive in this desert climate. Popular choices include mesquite, cottonwood, and juniper. Each of these trees has its own unique benefits, so be sure to do your research before making a decision.


And if you're not sure which tree is right for you, why not plant a few different varieties and create your own little oasis in the desert?

Apricot ('Prunus spp')
Arizona ash ('Fraxinus velutina')
Arizona sycamore ('Platanus wrightii')
Arizona walnut ('Juglans major')
Austrian black pine ('Pinus nigra')
Big tooth maple ('Acer grandidentatum')   
Black locust ('Robinia psuedoacacia')
Blue Atlas cedar ('Cedrus atlantica')
Box elder ('Acer negundo')
Bur oak ('Quercus macrocarpa')
Chinese pistache ('Pistacia chinensis')   
Chinquapin oak ('Quercus muelenbergii')]
Common hackberry ('Celtis occidentalis')
Crape myrtle ('Lagerstroemia indica')
Deodar cedar ('Cedrus deodara')
English walnut ('Juglans regia')
Ginko ('Ginko biloba')
Golden rain tree ('Koelreuteria paniculatta')
Honey locust ('Gledistsia triacanthos')
Incense cedar ('Calocedrus decurrens')
Italian stone pine ('Pinus pinea')
Japanese pagoda Tree ('Sophora japonica')
Kentucky coffee tree ('Gymnocladus dioica')
London plane tree     
Mexican elder ('Sambucus mexicana')
Mountain ash ('Sorbus spp.')
Netleaf hackberry ('Celtis reticulata')
Oklahoma redbud ('Cercis reniformis')
Pecan ('Carya illinoensis') 
Purple leaf plum ('Prunus cerasifera')
Purple smoke tree ('Cotinus coggygria')
Raywood ash ('Fraxinus angustifolia')
Rio Grande cottonwood ('Populus wislizeni')
Scots pine ('Pinus sylvestris')
Serviceberry ('Amelanchier utahensis')
Silverthorn ('Eleagnus pungens')
Texas red oak ('Quercus texana or buckleyii)'
Wild plum ('Prunus americana')
Zelkova ('Zelkova serrata')

*Note this list is not exhaustive

Tree Services in ABQ!

We specialize in tree trimming and tree pruning of all the trees that are native to, and growing in, Albuquerque. If you need your tree to grow at its best and healthiest, you need certified arborists who know ABQ trees!

Tree Trimming Albuquerque

We have the skills, equipment, and experience to take your old tree down safely!  Call us today to get a free estimate on ABQ Tree Removal!

Tree Removal Albuquerque

Always hire an Arborist.  We are ISA board-certified Arborists meaning we know how to plan for the long term care of a tree weather trimming or surrounding trees while we remove dead tree.  If you want healthy trees, you want a certified arborist in Albuquerque like Daniel at American Tree Services & Landscaping!

Arborists Albuquerque

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