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I live on 25 acres on the border of Summit and Wasatch Counties at an elevation of 7,000 ft. I need to add some trees to the landscape both evergreen and shade? What are good choices for my high and cold location?
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USU Extension published an excellent booklet that will help you select trees for your needs. It's titled "Selecting and Planting Landscape Trees", and it's available at your county Exension office or online at http://extension.usu.edu/forestry/HomeTown/Select_SelectionandPlanting.htm
Find trees that are hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 4 or colder (lower numbers are hardier).
A few suggestions:
Evergreen - white fir, Utah juniper, Rocky Mountain juniper, blue spruce, lodgepole pine, pinyon pine, limber pine, Austrian pine, scotch pine, Douglas fir
Deciduous - Rocky Mountain maple, seedless boxelder ('Baron'), common hackberry, white ash, green ash, honeylocust ('Moraine' won't make pods), Kentucky coffeetree, butternut, white mulberry, bur oak, linden, Chinese elm (not Siberian elm)
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