Rio Grande Nature Center, Bosque Albuquerque

Rio Grande Nature Center, Bosque Albuquerque

Mission Statement

Tree New Mexico is dedicated to ensuring sustainable forests in urban and rural communities and natural areas through restoration, public education and advocacy. About Us >>

Learning Programs

Wait a minute! We live in the desert! Don’t trees use a lot of water? What happened to xeriscaping? Surprise! Trees bring rain! Learn more >>

Our Goals:

  • Build strong and effective partnerships with all levels of public and private organizations.
  • Plant and care for trees in forests, along rivers and in urban and community areas on public lands.
  • Provide environmental tree-based education for citizens of all ages.
  • Serve as an urban and community forestry advocate.
  • Outreach to under-served communities.
  • Build public awareness about the importance of trees in their communities and the nation.
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TNM Looking For New Board Members!

Tree New Mexico is looking to expand its Board of Directors. We are looking for environmentally conscious applicants who are passionate about urban forestry and ideally have past experience in the legal field. Past participation on a Board of Directors is also helpful.

If you are interested, contact Suzanne Probart at (505)265-4554.


Did You Know…….

Desert Willow pic

….that the Desert Willow is the official tree of Albuquerque!!!

ABQ NeighborWoods — Spring!

Volunteers Needed!!

We have 2 neighborhoods this spring – help us to plant 100 trees in each:

April 7th at 10 am Barelas – 441 Pacific SW

April 14th at 10 am Rt 66 West -10304 Paso Fino Pl SW

Contact your city councilor if you are interested in bringing ABQ NeighborWoods to your neighborhood!

Contact Tree New Mexico to Volunteer (505) 265-4554!






What is the best growing Red Leaf tree for the Albuquerque area? I have not had success with the red maple.

I have a 15 acre ranch in Quemado, NM. Previous owners had cleared trees for grazing, but I would like to replant property with Piñon trees. The ranch could easily support over 100 trees. I’m looking for a cost effective way to turn property back into a forest property instead of a grazing property. 

Greg Stewart

thank you for the article – really well done article. What type of trees do you remove at homes in new mexico?

I have purchased property ( Los Lunas) and wanted to plant some pine trees what kind will grow here and how should they be planted

I live in the wells park area and noticed new trees I wish there had a notice put on My door could have ccalled to receive a tree my front bedroom.and living room gets so hot. I use a swamp cooler wasn’t home when they knocker on my door wish they would have left message is it too late to get a tree planted??
1244 7th st nw
Albuquerque nm 87102. Thank u for all u do priscilla

I am interested in a couple of things:

1) More info on volunteering with Tree NM. I work Saturdays, but am wondering what opportunities there are throughout the week and throughout the year.
2) Where to find the trees on the recommended for Albuquerque list? I would like to buy one or two. Also, is there anyone that sells fairly good size trees to start with?

Thank you for your assistance, Brenda Carroll

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for visiting the Tree New Mexico Website – very appreciated! We can put you on our mailing list for volunteer opportunities if that is ok with you. Also, we use Trees of Corrales here in Albuquerque, but they may be a wholesaler. However if you contact them they can probably steer you in the right direction. Thanks!

Hi Priscilla, The Wells Park planting was really fun and a great success! I am sorry but yes is too late at this time to plant a tree for you through the ABQ NeighborWoods program. We do have a list of recommended trees to plant in our area right here on this website, so please take a look! Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Just want to let you know we have large trees for sale and information on the rebate program for planting from the Water Utility Authority approved list and other changes to adapt your yard to using less water.

Sorry, no we do not sell retail.

James, Look for Austrian or Afgan pine, Southwestern White pine. Thanks, Sue

Hi Greg, Please connect with the NM State Forestry Seedling program. They can help with species and quantities. Thanks, Sue

Hi, Thanks for visiting our website. Tree New Mexico does not remove or sell trees. Thanks for your interest in us!

Hi Ed, thanks for visiting the Tree New Mexico website. You may want to try Texas red oak. Another good dark fall color tree is Frontier Elm. Thanks for your interest in planting trees! Sue

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