Treasure Valley Trees – Nurturing Boise’s Arboreal Diversity
Trees play an essential part in our urban environments, filtering the air we breathe while providing shade from heat waves and even helping reduce residential energy use.
Idaho’s unique climate zone is home to numerous native plant species. To assist residents with selecting appropriate trees for their landscapes, Boise ID Tree Service (https://boiseidtreeservice.com/) published a regional tree selection guide.
1. Cherry Tree
Boise recently introduced a collaborative grassroots program to establish a city-wide canopy of trees to combat summer heat, increase air quality and enhance property values. The goal was to keep Boise cool, improve air quality, and boost property values – all things Boiseans desperately want!
This fast-growing shade tree is an ideal choice for smaller landscapes and street plantings, boasting green spring leaves that turn red in fall; reaching up to 35ft tall and 20-25ft wide!
Utility friendly turf grasses like Kentucky Blue are excellent choices for urban settings as they don’t interfere with electric lines or in drought-stricken conditions.
2. Red Maple
Acer rubrum is a rapidly-growing native shade tree used as an ornamental street or yard tree, often for street lighting or as street privacy screening. A medium-sized deciduous tree with an oval crown … Read the rest