Nevada

  • Acacia Demonstration Gardens
    • Acacia Demonstration Gardens in the City of Henderson’s Acacia Park, features drought-tolerant landscaping options and workshops about turf planting, xeriscape and irrigation systems.
  • Ask a Master Gardener
    • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Email your questions to Master Gardeners.
  • Carson City Shade Tree Council
    • The Carson City Shade Tree Council advises the Carson City Board of Supervisors on all tree related issues involving public, commercial, industrial, business and residential areas. They also do training seminars, Arbor Day events and special tree related projects.
  • Clark County Wetlands Park
    • Located in the Las Vegas Wash, this is a riparian corridor in an urban area providing habitat to more than 300 fish and wildlife species, and close to 300 species of upland, riparian and wetland plants. The Nature Preserve features two miles of concrete walking trails, graveled secondary trails, a bird viewing blind, ponds, trail markers, and aesthetic views of the nearby alluvial fan and mountains of Rainbow Gardens.
  • Cleaner Air, Tree by Tree – A Best Management Practices Guide for Urban Trees in Southern Nevada (PDF)
    • This BMP guide is the work of Nevada Shades of Green, a local committee of professional arborists, landscape architects, air quality specialists, city and county planners and educators. The Guide was developed as part of the Nevada Shades of Green project to improve the quality of life for Nevada residents by providing increased awareness about the value of community trees in improving air quality to key decision makers, developers and communities.
  • Desert Green Conference
    • The Desert Green Conference, held annually in the fall, is a comprehensive green industry conference.
  • Desert Research Institute
    • A nonprofit, statewide division of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute pursues a full-time program of basic and applied environmental research on a local, national, and international scale.
  • Ethel M® Chocolates’ Self-Guided Botanical Cactus Garden
    • Ethel M® Chocolates` self-guided Botanical Cactus Garden, just 15 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, features over 300 species of drought-tolerant ornamentals, cacti, succulents and desert plants.
  • Gardens at the Springs Preserve
    • Gardens at the Springs Preserve, Las Vegas Valley Water District, offers free classes on landscaping and irrigation design.
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
    • 100-acre site is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous resident desert birds. There are nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by both paved (3/4 mile long) and soft surfaces. Expect to do a lot of walking, bring water, a hat, and wear sunscreen. The Preserve has binoculars available for loan.
  • North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden
    • North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at the Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village promotes lake-friendly landscaping using native and adaptive plant materials.
  • Reno Urban Forestry Commission
    • The Reno Urban Forestry Commission advises the City in the use and maintenance of vegetation in public areas and hosts activities throughout the year.
  • Southern Nevada Arborist Group
    • Southern Nevada Arborist Group (SNAG), a nonprofit corporation, promotes the proper selection, planting, care and maintenance of trees. Site lists activities and Tree Appraisal Ratings for southern Nevada.
  • Southwest Trees & Turf
    • Southwest Trees & Turf is a monthly publication dedicated to education and professionalism in the arid Southwest.
  • State Division of Forestry
    • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
  • State Government – Nevada
    • Nevada’s official state website.
  • The Nevada Landscape Association
    • The Nevada Landscape Association (NLA) is a statewide trade association of professionals making their living in the Green Industry.
  • The University of Nevada Las Vegas Arboretum
    • 80 acres are landscaped with trees, shrubs, and turf, including a two acre Xeric Gardens. The grounds are often referred to as the Emerald in the Desert. Featured areas of interest, tour information and tree walks.
  • The University of Nevada Reno Arboretum
    • 1985 Legislation established arboreta at both the Reno and Las Vegas campuses of the University of Nevada. The plantings at the Reno Arboretum represent over 60 genera and about 200 species, many with several cultivars present. The website lists featured areas of interest, tree walks and activities.
  • Trees for Tomorrow (PDF)
    • This complete tree selection guide for Southern Nevada landscapes was developed to help homeowners choose, plant and care for their landscape (PDF).
  • Truckee Meadows Urban Forestry Coalition
    • Truckee Meadows Urban Forestry Coalition is a coalition of local government, non-profit organizations and conservation groups have develop developed tree selection lists and caring for trees in the Reno-Sparks area.
  • Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
    • This chapter is based in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The site contains info on the organization, an online magazine, and tree care information.
  • Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    • The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden demonstrates the botanical possibilities of the high desert environment on 12 of wetland habitats, outdoor courtyards, and secluded gardens.

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