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Tree Species for Florida, Texas, California, and Nevada

We’re passionate about trees. Selling and planting them are our specialties. Moon Valley Nursery serves customers throughout five states – Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, and Arizona – with top-notch tree services. Our staff combines their enthusiasm with expertise, which enables us to suggest the best species for our customers’ property. There are hundreds of tree species, each with their benefits. We want to help our potential clients learn more about trees and what they have to offer. Read our tree guide below.

I Am Thinking about Planting Red Maple Trees. Why Should I?

The first apparent benefit of selecting red maple trees is their ability to prosper in any climate. They are resilient and exist throughout the United States – but are most popular with our Florida customers, as they do well on the East Coast. Red maple trees are also perfect for customers who require a fast-growing tree. The red maple is prolific. Its seed can sprout quickly. We recommend red maple to everyone, but commercial clients looking to beautify their property are great candidates.

What Trees Are Best for Mountainous Areas?

If your property rests in the Sierra Nevada or California, you might consider a lodgepole pine tree, an abundant species capable of thriving in harsher climates. White oak is another excellent option because it can grow tall and proud on mountain slopes. East coast customers in Florida should consider a flowering dogwood tree, which exists naturally in urban landscapes and forests at sea levels of up to 5,000 feet.

What Trees Are Best for the Ecosystem?

One of the most important components of choosing a tree is knowing which species will clash with their surroundings. We don’t want to plant invasive species whose roots will spell doom for their surroundings or otherwise cause problems. If helping the ecosystem is your primary concern, then you should select a keystone species. These trees play vital roles in the rest of the ecosystem and help the environment. Common keystone species include aspen or willow trees. Our team can help you find the right tree for your ecosystem.

How Can I Use a Tree for Practical Purposes?

If you want to plant a tree that will bear fruit for you and your family, you could select a mulberry tree for their berries (native to Florida). Texas residents can plant a beech tree for their delicious nuts and try to beat the squirrels to the prize. Maple trees produce bark ideal for firewood, and so do cedar trees. Sycamore and maple trees are perfect for syrup-producing companies and commercial restaurants who want freshly-harvested toppings. Customers who desire an unending supply of pecans should jump at the opportunity to plant a hickory tree.

How Do I Obtain a Pine Tree-Lined Property?

If you desire a row of pine trees on your property for privacy and aesthetics, there are plenty of options. Fortunately, most species are abundant throughout the United States. Our Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and California customers can count on several species to beautify their property. For instance, you can select the loblolly or lodgepole. While these are the most common options, there are thousands of species. We can help you choose the best one based on your location.

Can I Use Bark from Trees in Practical Ways?

Yes! Stripping bark from a tree is not harmful if you don’t overdo it. Different species’ bark provides varying levels of usefulness. For instance, both residential and commercial properties can select their new tree based on the bark's benefit:

  • Mulberry: Mulberry bark is useful in three ways: tinder, medium-quality firewood, and cordage material.
  • Cedar: Companies who create cordage or baskets should consider a cedar tree so that they can locally-source their products. The fibrous bark from this tree is excellent for tinder and kindling.
  • Pawpaw: Camping enthusiasts can theoretically strip some of the bark from their pawpaw tree, pack it, and use it for campfire tinder.
  • Cottonwood: Does your company regularly tan leather? Whether you are a professional or hobbyist, the bark from cottonwood is perfect for this essential task.
  • Pine: Pine bark is edible if you know what you’re doing – especially the inner portions. All you have to do is skin the trunks and branches and grind it into a powder. Add it to bread dough and other dishes!

I Want to Plant Palm Trees in Florida? What Are My Options?

Moon Valley Nursery offers a wide selection of palm trees for our Florida customers. Don’t worry about buying with expertise. We take care of that for you. We can educate you on the best-looking, largest, and best palm tree for your property.

What Trees Thrive in the Desert?

While many people may consider the desert to be a barren landscape, it is not. At Moon Valley Nursery, we sell a vast array of desert-friendly trees, including the Chilean mesquite, museum Palo Verde, vitex, and ironwood trees, among others. Customers in Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and parts of California can explore our collection of desert trees.

Call Now to Get Beautiful Trees for Prosperous Properties

Now that you've learned more about trees, we encourage you to take the next step on your journey to a better looking and more prosperous property. Purchasing new trees can revamp commercial property and provide a wealth of opportunities for locally-sourced goods. As for residential customers, strategically-planted trees will amplify their home values. Contact us today or visit one of our locations for more information.