Western Cottonwood – Populus fremontii

The tall, billowy silhouette of the Western Cottonwood towers over the tops of most other native trees found growing in the washes around Tucson. This fast –growing, deciduous tree is especially striking when temperatures cool gradually in fall, causing the bright green heart-shaped leaves to take on a golden-yellow glow before dropping from the branches…

Weeping Acacia – Acacia pendula

The Weeping Acacia is an elegant and breathtaking tree. It grows slowly to maturity at about twenty-five feet, donning magnificent, weeping branches of silvery-blue foliage. Small, yellow puffball flowers, a classic characteristic of the Acacia family, may appear in early spring and winter. Following flowering, the blossoms transform into small seedpods, filled with seeds that…