Pine Trees

Asked July 23, 2019, 10:57 PM EDT

Would a Bosnian Pine or an Austrian Pine be more likely to succeed in the Colorado Rockies?

Jefferson County Colorado

1 Response

From those two species, the Bosnian Pine may be the better option regarding susceptibility to pests, though I might avoid the 'Emerald Arrow', 'Iseli Fastigiata' cultivar.

I have a few reference pages for you.

A long CSU Extension rating page on trees: https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/treereclist.pdf

CSU Extension page on evergreen trees:

This is my favorite tree recommendation page. It includes information on trees which do not require very much water: https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/07229.pdf

Planting:
Before planting, I highly recommend reading through this page on the science of planting trees:https://park.extension.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2018/11/The-Science-of-planting-trees.pdf

And caring for recently planted trees: http://cmg.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/635.pdf