Arizona Sycamore – Platanus wrightii

The large, velvety, star-shaped leaves of Arizona Sycamore turn golden-brown in fall, and are a truly unique sight in the arid southwest. This deciduous tree’s mottled white bark is equally distinctive, resembling camouflage as it peels in large patches; lending an uncommon brightness to desert winter landscapes that tend to be primarily brown and grey.…

Afghan Pine – Pinus eldarica

A Large portion of the Pine trees you see around Tucson today are Afghan Pines, and for good reason! This species is very well adapted to desert climates; tolerating our alkaline soil and fluctuating temperatures and periods of drought with ease. It also accepts wet soils better than any of the other pines that grow…