I live in Pueblo Colorado, and was interested in finding out what zone
we are in so that I can choose the right type of trees to plant.
However, I've had some difficulty finding a website that gives a cut
and dry description of our zoning, and I am new to this and just
recently from a newspaper article found out about zoning. Can anyone
point me in a good website direction?
Also, I am looking for detailed information on how to install a drip
system. I am a horrible lawn person, and usually forget to water and
etc, so I dont want to spend a bunch of money on trees and have them
die on me. So when I say detailed, I mean supplies and also how to put
them together. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help :)
I'm pretty sure U of Colorado has a good extension service online, which
should have lots of information about hardy trees for pueblo. I'll attempt a
quick google search - otherwise, you'll have to use your own researching
skills...for instance colorado state university might be the one as follows:
According to this website
(http://www.mswn.com/MSWNhardiness_zones.htm#Colorado%20WI ) Pueblo is USDA
Hardiness Zone 5b. Plants in Zone 5 areas must tolerate winter low
temperatures down to minus 20 degrees F.
However, your city's website reports:
"Pueblo has a very mild climate with moderate temperatures throughout its
four seasons. The average daily high is 68 degrees with an average daily low
of 37. Although Pueblo receives an annual average snowfall of 31 inches, its
moderate temperatures won't allow snow to stay on the ground for long.
Temperature Averages (F) (Low & High)
January 14.7 45.5
April 36.9 66.4
July 61.9 91.1
October 37.7 67.9"
Nary a below zero temperature there! I think it would be safe to call it
Zone 6, with possible microclimates of Zone 7 here and there. Because you
live in a semi-arid climate, there appear to be extensive water management
issues and irrigation regulations for your city. You may wish to contact
your city's government to see if water restrictions preclude you from using
irrigation systems in a residential setting.
David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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