San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture

Trees

What is Arboriculture?
The management of landscape trees

Trees are a huge asset to urban areas.  Among other benefits, research has shown that trees add value to homes, reduce energy costs, cool urban environments, slow down storm water runoff, slow ground wind speed, and remove CO2 from the air.

In order to receive the maximum benefits from trees, however, they must be:

  • WELL CHOSEN FOR THEIR SITE
  • PROPERLY PLANTED
  • CAREFULLY WATERED
  • PROPERLY PRUNED

To learn more about any one of these, click on the Tree subjects at the left.  You can also find useful information from the links and publications to the right.

Trees to Plant in the Valley INSTEAD of Redwoods

  • Calocedrus decurrens- incense cedar
  • Casuarina cunninghamiana- river she-oak
  • Cedrus deodora- Deodar cedar
  • Cupressus arizonica- Arizona cypress
  • Cupressus sempervirens- Italian cypress
  • Pinus canariensis - Canary Island Pine
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