Hoss and Little Joe may have roamed the Ponderosa in Nevada, but the Ponderosa pine is right at home along Colorado’s Front Range. In fact, it’s the most widely distributed pine in North America, covering vast areas of the western US including 2 million acres in Colorado. The Nature Conservancy considers it one of the five most iconic trees of the state. It plays a vital role in Colorado’s drinking water supply, especially in the heavily populated areas of the Front Range. Its thick foliage and carpet of needles hold snow and moisture, tempering runoff and making the Ponderosa pine a high priority for conservation and forest management.
Planting a commemorative tree ensures that memories will endure for generations. And what better time to do it than around Memorial Day?
Whether the tree represents the memory of a loved one passed or a special time or place, it’s a living, growing reminder of its purpose.
Want a hardy medium-size ornamental tree with a spring display of white, fragrant flowers? Then the Mayday tree might be the one for you.