When picking out trees for your property or evaluating the condition of the trees that are already growing, it’s helpful to think about disease resistance. If a type of tree is naturally able to fight off diseases that may affect other species, it makes for a great choice because you are less likely to run into trouble down the line.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options that fit this description, including many trees that are native to Wyoming. This article will highlight what trees are disease resistant that you might want to consider as suitable choices for the property that you own in the Jackson, WY area. By opting for trees that are native to the area and already proven to thrive in this climate, you’ll have a far better chance at success. If you’d like any help with your tree care, the team here at TLC is always ready to assist. Contact us today.
We’d like to start our list here because we are talking about trees that can remain healthy and live for a long time – and it’s hard to do better than the bur oak in that category. You’ll find this tree planted in various places throughout Wyoming, and under the right conditions, it can live for hundreds of years.
The size of this tree comes as much from the way it spreads out across the landscape as it does from its height. This tree does grow rather slowly compared to some other native options, but it can easily become a beloved focal point of a property as the years pass, and it continues to establish itself as a looming giant.
When you think about aspen trees, you probably think first about what they can bring to your property in the fall season. As the leaves change colors, the quaking aspen shines with its gorgeous leaves, and you’ll certainly enjoy the view each day until the leaves finally drop to the ground.
Another potential advantage – depending on your perspective – is the likelihood of the quaking aspen bringing deer around for a meal. The leaves of this tree are popular deer food, so don’t be surprised to see the quaking aspen visited regularly by hungry locals.
This is another tree you can find growing nicely in many parts of Wyoming. In contrast to the bur oak we discussed earlier, the peachleaf willow grows very fast – making it a nice choice if you want to grow a new tree on your property and see it take on a prominent role in the landscape sooner rather than later.
Once it is fully grown, a peachleaf willow may be up to 40 feet tall and nearly as wide. This tree is often at its prettiest near the end of spring when it flowers, but it’s a nice addition to any property throughout the year.
With the ability to grow in varied conditions around Wyoming, you’ll be able to spot the rocky mountain maple in many different areas once you know to look for it. This is a pretty tree that also smells great when it is flowering. Like some other trees on our list, local animals like deer and elk can frequently be seen stopping by these trees for a snack.
You won’t see towering rocky mountain maple trees when looking for this species as it only grows to around 30 feet fall. However, it does spread out considerably, so you can use it as a featured element in a landscape design without worrying about it growing to a dizzying height years later.
Does choosing disease-resistant trees mean you won’t have any trouble moving forward with those trees? Not necessarily – but it is a great start. You’ll still want to provide those trees with the right care, and it’s a good habit to watch them for signs of trouble to ensure they stay healthy. TLC has an expert team of arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture as Certified Arborists. We’re available to help with any tree-related issues on your property, so feel free call usall to learn more about our services.
In addition to being native to Wyoming, agoseris glauca is also seen across most of the western United States. Easily spotted by the single yellow flower that tops this plant, you’ll also notice rather long and thin leaves. It’s easy to confuse this flower for a dandelion at first glance, though there are plenty of notable differences upon closer inspection, such as its long stem. This is the perfect flower for a pop of color to compliment the sunshine through the summer months.
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