The Ohio Buckeye isn’t native to Colorado, but like so many other immigrants from the Midwest, it thrives here.
The Western Catalpa tree, sometimes called a Catawba or Helicopter tree, is a large broadleaf deciduous tree that works well as a showpiece in a space large enough to accommodate its 40-75-foot height and up to 40-foot wingspan.
Colorado’s spring storms are notorious for wreaking havoc on trees in urbanized areas. Cyclonic winds and lightning strikes are common and trees weakened by soil shifts, nearby construction or poor health and maintenance are most likely to be affected.
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