Water-Wise Coniferous Trees

By July 3, 2019blog, Trees
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Water-Wise Coniferous Trees

There are many coniferous trees out there. But living in Utah, being water-wise is just common sense. Many of us have heard, “Slow the Flow.” A campaign in Utah to save our H2O as they say. So here is a list of water-wise coniferous trees to plant in your yard. 

To see the photos of the trees, you can go to this link: https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/index.cfm

White Fir

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: mountains of western North America including Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico
  • Age Range: 300-years

Incense Cedar

  • Pine Family: Cupressaceae
  • Native Habitat: Western North America including Oregon, California, Nevada, and Mexico

Blue Atlas Cedar

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: mountains of northern Morocco and Algeria

Cedar of Lebanon

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean basin
  • Age Range: growth slow after 70 years

Arizona Cypress

  • Pine Family: Cupressaceae
  • Native Habitat: Arizona, Utah, southwestern New Mexico, and southern California, with a few populations in southern Nevada and in the Chisos Mountains of western Texas and in Mexico

Utah Juniper

  • Pine Family: Cupressaceae
  • Native Habitat: the southwestern United States, in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, western New Mexico, western Colorado, Wyoming, southern Montana, southern Idaho, and eastern California

Rocky Mountain Juniper

  • Pine Family: Cupressaceae
  • Native Habitat: western North America, in Canada in British Columbia and southwest Alberta, in the United States from Washington east to North Dakota, south to Arizona and also locally western Texas, and northernmost Mexico 
  • Age Range: 1500 years old

Bristlecone Pine

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: Western North America 
  • Age Range: 5,000 years old

Pinyon Pine

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: the southwestern United States, especially in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah

Limber Pine

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: Western United States, Mexico, and Canada
  • Age Range: 3,000 years old

Austrian Pine

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the eastern Mediterranean on Anatolian peninsula of Turkey and on Corsica/Cyprus, including Crimea, and in the high mountains of the Maghreb in North Africa
  • Age Range: 40 years old

Ponderosa Pine

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: the western United States and Canada

Scotch Pine 

  • Pine Family: Pinaceae
  • Native Habitat: Western Europe to Eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia

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