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Most of the species that we see in our towns and cities are not native, but are planted for their ornamental or other characteristics and are called introduced species. A few are naturalized;they are not native but have escaped cultivation and are growing and reproducing in the wild. Growing native trees in cultivated landscapes generally is a good idea and should be encouraged. Many wonderful and interesting native tree species do well on a variety of sites in Utah and the Intermountain West, from high Page 2 alpine areas to mountain stream-sides to desert canyons.
USDA Ag. Research Service Miscellaneous Publication Number 1475. Dirr, Michael A. 1975. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing Company. Copyright 1975 by Michael A. Dirr. Elmore, Francis H. 1976. Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands. Southwest Parks and Monuments Assn. Copyright 1976 by Southwest Parks and Monuments Association. Illustrations by Jeanne R. Janish. Farrar, John Laird. 1995. Trees of the Northern United States and Canada. Reproduced with permission from Trees in Canada, 1995, by John Laird Farrar, copublished by the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, and Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited; and with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
General: Native to mountainous areas in southern two-thirds of Utah and throughout the West. Normal growth rate is relatively slow. Resists fires with thick bark. Drought resistant. Shade intolerant.
A Guide to the Trees of Utah and the Intermountain West by Michael Kuhns