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Cottonwoods in Denver

Cottonwoods in Denver

Cottonwood trees grow along mountain and grassland streams in Colorado. Cottonwoods grow fast, which made them popular to plant in the 1970s and 1980s in new subdivisions to create shade. There were two characteristics that property owners did not consider back then....
My Favorite Trees in Denver – Western Catalpa

My Favorite Trees in Denver – Western Catalpa

Bignoniaceae The Western Catalpa is part of the Bignoniaceae family which is known for its showy flowers. Being from the South, I remember walking in a Washington Park on a nice early summer day about 25 years ago and noticing a large tree covered in white flowers. I...
Horse Chestnut Trees

Horse Chestnut Trees

Kids let their parents know that there are Horse Chestnut trees in their neighborhood two ways. Stepping on a spiny horse chestnut seedpod barefoot is a right-of-passage for kids growing up in Denver. After the tears dry up, some wonder what is inside those thorny...
South High Street Trees – Norway Maple

South High Street Trees – Norway Maple

Acer Platanoides Walling along South High Street from Louisiana Avenue to Alameda Avenue on the east side to Washington Park in Denver will show you that the arbor scape is in transition. About 25 percent of the trees have been planted in the last 10 years. One of the...