For many people, the oak is the quintessential tree. Oak trees are large, long-lived, disease-resistant and beautiful. In this naturalistic woodland setting, you’ll find many species and hybrid oaks.
Though oaks are uncommon in Colorado, these varieties grow well in our climate and are good choices for gardeners in this region. Denver Botanic Gardens has made a commitment to conserving the germplasm of this very large and important genus by joining the multi-institutional Quercus (Oak) Collection Consortium of the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC).