Phoenix the land of trees? It is a land of very beautiful desert trees, not just the various palm trees seen here. Phoenix’s mayor, Gordan initiated the tree and shade master plan in 2010. This plan outlines the importance and value that shade trees play in the Phoenix desert. Trees assist with the ecosystems, improvements for a healthier life, more livable communities, and a prosperous lifestyle.
There are many types of trees in the Phoenix area:
- Box Elder/Ash Leaf
- Growth 60 ft.
- Blooms March and April yellow, green, and brown
- Arizona Ash
- Growth 30-50 ft.
- Great for Summer Shade
- Black Cherry
- Growth 25-110 Ft.
- Used for furniture, cherry flavoring, jams, and wine
- Desert Willow
- Growth 6-30 Ft.
- Flowering tree with pink clusters
- Western Soapberry
- Growth 10-50 Ft.
- Uses buttons, soaps, and necklaces. The fruit is not eatable
- Arizona Sycamore
- Growth 80 Ft.
- Great for patio areas and blooms in spring
- Palo Verde Tree (Blue Verde Tree is Arizona state tree)
- Growth 33-39 Ft.
- Blue-Green trunk
- Matures quickly
- Sheds year round
- Beans were used as a food source by Native-Americans
- Palm Trees
- Queen Ann Palm ~ Tall, Graceful and leafy fronds.
- Needle Palm ~ Compact and hardiest in the world
- Saw Palmetto ~ Exotic fans and trunks grow several feet above ground.
- Mexican Fan Palm ~ drought resistant and adaptable
- Windmill Palm ~ hardy fans and a distinct looking trunk covered with brown fibers.
- Sago Palm ~ this is actually a plant and not a true palm.
- Pindo Palm Tree ~ feather leaf palm and various heights, colors, and trunk size.
- California Fan Palms ~ largest of all palms in the U.S. and also know as desert palm
- True Date Palms ~ has edible dates and can reach heights of 100 ft.
- Canary Island Date Palm ~ tough, durable and a leaf scar pattern on trunk.
- Mediterranean Fan Palm ~ hardy in colder temperatures, shorter, and graceful.
The trees provide scenery of beauty and greenery in the desert landscape, while providing food, flowers, environmental benefits, and many products.
Caring for the each specific needs is important. All trees require proper watering, nutrition, and sunlight. When pruning trees experience and knowledge is important. Palm trees requires pruning above the horizontal line and certain times.
AMC Consolidated is here to assist with your tree care. We are here to assist with proper pruning of your desert trees. For further information you can contact AMC Consolidated 602-233-9800 for further details.