plants and trees

Asked March 8, 2014, 12:11 PM EST

what plants and trees grow over at 9000 ft

Park County Colorado

1 Response

There are a number of trees that grow well above 9,000 feet. Mostly pines, spruce, fir and aspen. For a complete description and growing conditions, see this publication from Colorado State University: http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/major-tree-species.html As for other plants, the selection is quite extensive, from corn lilies, bracken ferns and knikinick, to flowers such as columbine, iris and larkspur. Check out this overview of plants of the subalpine zone: http://shelledy.mesa.k12.co.us/staff/computerlab/ColoradoLifeZones_Subalpine_Plants.html There are many more, but these are a good place to start.