NM Tree Species

Cottonwood trees in New Mexico

Fremont Cottonwood

New Mexico Tree Species Information

Trees represent an extremely important part in preserving and enhancing our environment. Not only do they assist in reducing carbon produced by our automobiles and industries, they also improve our quality of life. Trees provide shade in our parks and homes, reduce and clean storm water run-off, stabilize soil, reduce dust in the air, reduce ground temperatures, reduce energy costs, and increase property values.

Tree New Mexico can help you pick the right tree for New Mexico’s desert ecology. Click on a link below to learn more about native and drought-tolerant trees for your home, business or property.

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8 comments “NM Tree Species”

Is an Arizona Cypress banned from being planted in Albuquerque?  

I need info for the mesquite tree/bush in eastern new mexico. Do you have any info on it? Or do you know where I can go to get info? I am really at my wits end on this. I never been accused of having a lot of wits anyway LOL. Just would like info on it if possible. Thanks BG

Yes it is banned in Albuquerque. Thanks Sue

The list appears to be missing many plants, including W. Soapberry.

And the link to the “Recommended Tree Planting List” appears to be a broken link.

Hi Kelley, thanks for visiting our site! We are currently in the process of updating it. Please keep the suggestions coming, and we will work diligently to try to incorporate them. Thanks, Betta

Hi Kelly, the tree list is an embedded excel file. I think it may have been saved it in too late of a version of excel. We have reposted it in an early version of excel. We tested it on an iphone and also had a friend test it on her computer, both seem to be working. Give it a try again, and let us know. thanks!

Hi, Thanks for visiting the Tree New Mexico website. One website that has some pretty good information is the Virginia Tech dendrology website. Try this link and see if it is helpful in answering some of your questions regarding the mesquite tree. http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=540

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