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Healthy Trees
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The Carson area of the Eastern Sierra is home to many beautiful trees. Several varieties are more common to the area and are often chosen for landscaping simply because they are commonly utilized. To promote diversity in the trees of our area other varieties might be chosen, and to assist in achieving the form and color desired the following table provides the common tree and alternate choices providing similar characteristics. As an example the photographs depict first the flowering crabapple tree, which is very common to our area, and then the flowering cherry. Somewhat less common yet provides similar color and form.

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Common Trees
in Carson City
Alternate Trees
to Promote Diversity
Siberian elm
Silver maple
Flowering plum
Flowering pear
Austrian pine
Russian olive
Bur oak, zelkova, Chinese elm
American linden, Tulip tree, sycamore
Hedge maple or ginko
Eastern redbud
Flowering cherry
Serviceberry, Lavelle hawthorn, tree lilac
White pine, bristlecone pine, Dawn redwood
Arizona Cypress or Yew
Paperbark maple or Golden Rain tree
For a description of these and other trees, including common problems, visit or

Did You Know That Carson City is Home to The Following 25 Nevada Champion Trees?

Quaking aspen Cut-leaf Weeping birch Boxelder
Rock elm California red fir Common hackberry
American basswood (linden) Silver Maple Sugar Maple
Japanese Pagoda tree Eastern White pine Monterrey/Knobcone pine
Weeping giant sequoia Norway spruce American sycamore
Kentucky coffee tree American elm Common horsechestnut
European larch Columnar English Oak Osage Orange
Russian olive Sagebrush Black walnut
Scouler Willow    

What is a Champion Tree?

The Nevada Division of Forestry's State Big Tree Program is looking for the largest tree of every native and introduced species found growing in Nevada. Nevada's Big Tree program is patterned after the American Forestry Association's 'National Champion Trees' program which recognizes the biggest tree of every species growing in the United States and encourages their preservation. Nevada's program, started in 1992, is a chance to show that not only does Nevada have trees, but has large trees of many different species. Nominations are accepted year-around and an updated Nevada Big Tree List is published every two to three years. There are many champion trees in Nevada still waiting to be discovered. For instructions on "how to measure", downloadable nomination forms, and lists of current Champion Trees, visit

Good Luck finding your Champion Tree

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