David B. Temple

David B. Temple

A Colorado native, owner David B. Temple, has been involved in the green industry for 40 years. He has the distinction of being one of the nation's few Board Certified Master Arborists.


He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and is affiliated with the International Society of Arboriculture, Colorado Nurseryman's Association, Tree Care Industry Association and the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, where he served a term as President.


David now concentrates his efforts at Trees of Trail Canyon where he grows specialized and diverse varieties of large, specimen trees. 


Trees of Trail Canyon is located in the beautiful red rock country of McElmo Canyon, southwest of Cortez, Colorado, at the base of Sleeping Ute Mountain, adjacent to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.  


The soil and climate are excellent for growing, and our 5,700 foot elevation provides warm days and cool nights which are perfect for energy production and storage resulting in healthy and vigorous stock. The protected nature of the canyon along the Colorado desert plateau allows for growing interesting Zone 6 plants.

Trees of Trail Canyon • 18501 Road J • Cortez, CO 81321 • Office: (970) 565-3600 / Cel: (970) 749-8733

Visitors to our Ranch are Welcome, however, we ask that you call in advance to make an appointment,

as we are often offsite delivering stock to customers or tending to our Trees in remote areas.

Trees of Trail Canyon is a 100% solar powered farm,

and has an active carbon storage/sequestration program in place,

as we continually strive to reduce our carbon footprint.

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We offer discounts and special Wholesale pricing to members of the Landscape Trade.

Please e-mail your request, or call (970) 565-3600, and we will forward our current Wholesale Price List.