Reprinted from the KRQE News 13, “NM State Forestry takes inventory of thousands of trees

by Rebecca Atkins

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new study reveals a lot more about the trees in New Mexico ⁠— which ones thrive, and which ones just don’t belong here.

The state recently took an inventory of trees in public spaces with a big mission in mind. Altogether, 33 county seats were used in the study and more than 7,000 trees were cataloged.

The State Forestry says the Siberian Elm is the tree they found to be the most invasive and have identified it for eradication. Many of them were planted in the 1930s and ’40s, but they send out seeds in the spring and sprout from the roots, becoming a nuisance.

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