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Q.Planting Aspen At Altitude….

Zone Central Colorado | Anonymous added on July 5, 2021 | Answered

I have a high elevation property in Colorado. It’s roughly at 9500′, I tried to transplant a couple Aspen that lasted only one year. I see other Aspen nearby so know they can grow I just wonder how to give them the best start possible as we do not live there full time. Also do you think a “Fat Boy Spruce” will also survive at the same elevation?

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Answered on July 20, 2021

I would say that it can survive. Especially since you have seen, at least, one in the area. These articles will offer the best care information:


This article will suggest a tree that will do quite well in high elevation regions:


Many conifers will do well, as long as you stay within temperature tolerances of the species of your choice. This article will help:


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