Russian Olive Alternative?
In New Mexico, Russian Olives are invasive plants, and I found out that they spread to the Rio Grande's banks far from their original planting site because birds eat the fruit. Not wanting to contribute to this problem, I have decided not to plant a russian olive tree in my sun baked, poor sandy soil back yard. Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative tree to plant? It should be fast growing, heat and drought tolerant, thrive in poor, sandy soil, and be tolerant of cold (0 degree) winters that are typical of the part of Albuquerque I live in. Thanks,