Trees in the Desert?

Phoenix AZ maybe be a desert, but the value of trees is present with the tree and shade master plan put in place 2010. Trees are vital role in any community. They provide shade (needed in the hot summer day of Phoenix), provide livable communities, add to the ecosystem, and create an oasis.

Trees also provide:

  • Increased home values
  • Production of Oxygen
  • Reduction of CO2
  • Shade areas of the yard and neighborhood
  • Cool sidewalks and direct sunlight locations in the yard
  • Cut home cooling costs if planted on direct sunlight areas
  • Produce food for humans and wildlife
  • Cut down winds
  • Peaceful and serene settings
  • Minimize frost and dew
  • Flowers that provide fragrance to the yard
  • Provide privacy
  • Sound buffers
  • Reduce urban heating
  • Habitat for wildlife

Phoenix has many native trees that tolerate the extremes of the Sonoran Dessert. The trees can tolerate the long hot summers, monsoon storms, and colder winter nights. Some of the trees are:

  • 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
  • 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

These trees will tolerate and grow well in your yard, park, and community. They do take some special care to plant and nurture, but the benefits of planting trees outweighs the start-up cost and time of planting non-native trees.

It is important to plant trees that are native to your community to prevent diseases and expensive watering and care. Please see your local nursery for plants and contact AMC Consolidated for tree trimming needs.

Tree Trimming

Landscape Ground Cover

October is a great time for tree trimming before the cooler desert temperatures arrive. Trees provide the desert valley with great benefits:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Minimize conflicts with urban infrastructure
  • Reducing storm water runoff
  • Improving local air and soil
  • Water quality
  • Reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Providing wildlife habitat and food
  • Shade
  • Increasing property values
  • Enhancing community
  • Attractiveness

palm trees

Native trees will bring the best benefits to your home and community. There are many Senoria desert native trees you can plant in your yard to bring beauty, shade, and attractiveness:

  • Palo Verde
    • Museum
    • Blue
    • Emerald green
  • Ironwood
  • Ocotillo
  • White thorn acacia
  • Guajillo
  • Leather leaf acacia
  • Palo brea
  • Desert willow
  • Palm trees
    • Queen Anne
    • Pineapple pine
    • Pygmy pine
    • Mediterranean fan palm
    • Mexican palm fan
    • Bismark palm fan
    • Date palm
    • Sago palm
    • Phoenix reclinata

Trees pruning is important in the southwest desert because the trees have rapid growth in the region, especially after monsoon season. Trees need to be properly trimmed and cared for to provide your property the best benefits. Trimming trees will allow for the tree to survive the harsh desert condition, monsoon storms, weed control, improve strength, and great shade.

Pruning requires proper sharpen and sterile equipment to provide the best prune without spreading disease. Each tree has specific pruning needs and specifications.

AMC Consolidated provides tree pruning for your home and community trees. We are knowledge and experienced. Please contact us or call 602-233-9800 for further assistance.

 

Phoenix The Land of Trees?

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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.