There are many trees to choose from at local Utah nurseries. But some tree species get planted too often, and some not often enough. TreeUtah regularly researches what tree varieties are ideal for Utah’s urban places and updates this list.

All trees, even the most hardy and drought-resistant, will need extra water, care, and attention after transplanting, and until they become established (1-2 years). All recommendations are made with climate change in mind, though those under the heading “Climate-Adapted” are particularly well-suited to a hotter, drier future climate. This list is not exhaustive; many more trees may work in the situations described.

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