Residential Tree Tips

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Celebrate the importance of trees this year by planting your own! Trees enhance the Superior community through social, health, economic and environmental value. Here are a few reasons trees are great resources:

  • Cool shade in the summer and beautiful colors in the fall
  • Added property value and reduction of energy costs
  • Reducing heat and providing oxygen
  • Diminishing erosion and supporting wildlife

Planning — A healthy urban forest begins with planning. Consider the different aspects of your space such as size, sun exposure, soil and moisture. Begin here: Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

Tree Selection — The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone is the standard by which gardeners and growers determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a given location. The Town of Superior is in Zone 6a and you may select a tree according to this zone or browse the Front Range Tree Recommendation List.

Planting and Care — Plant according to the instructions based on the tree type. Information on planting according to root configuration can be found HERE.  Learn how to maintain the health of your new tree through the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program’s tree pruning guide. Finally, there are many ways to diagnose tree health problems, use the Arbor Day Foundation’s  Tree Health Guide to help enhance your ability to care for your trees by connecting with the right experts.