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Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes

 Perennials and other landscaping plants are better able to tolerate winter conditions when they're well prepared. Try the tips below to keep your property in peak form come spring!   via wikimedia   Winter watering is key for our Colorado climate. Most homeowners realize the need for watering trees in the growing season, [...]

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes 2018-03-14T10:35:47+00:00

Your August Colorado Insect Checklist

August Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events - Denver, South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in the South and East Counties area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should only be used as a guideline to anticipate and [...]

Your August Colorado Insect Checklist 2017-06-08T14:04:16+00:00

Denver Firewood Sourcing Roundup

Winter’s brought us a lot of ups and downs so far this time around - and a lot of folks who prepared for cold early, seemingly by scarfing up all the available firewood for miles around! Speaking for ArborScape, we’re sadly out of firewood ourselves, with no more available seasoned and for sale until next year. [...]

Denver Firewood Sourcing Roundup 2017-06-06T14:26:25+00:00

ArborScape Is Landscape Industry Hidden Gem Again in 2015

We are proud to announce ArborScape has once again earned national recognition as a Landscape Management Industry Hidden Gem, a list from Green Industry Pros. This list includes 45 companies with at least 40% growth in a 6-year period. Although sales growth is a leading factor to place a company on this list, the Green [...]

ArborScape Is Landscape Industry Hidden Gem Again in 2015 2017-06-06T14:26:25+00:00

2018 Denver Christmas Tree Recycling

(want to pack up and drop off your tree at a site close to you? check out the Denver Post's dropoff location roundup here.) Denver Christmas Tree Recycling is back for another season! Only $20 for curbside pickup, starting right after Christmas on December 26.  We fill up quickly, so schedule your tree recycling today! [...]

2018 Denver Christmas Tree Recycling 2017-12-18T11:34:34+00:00

Cold weather-tough perennials for Colorado (part 2)

Cold weather-tough perennials. Few folks value them more than Coloradoans do. Part 2 in ArborScape Blog's series on hardy perennial gardening for our Colorado climate landscapes! See part 1 here. For more adventures in cold-tolerant plants, read on. >> Monarda This must-have perennial develops beautiful flowers that are attractive to both gardeners and insects - [...]

Cold weather-tough perennials for Colorado (part 2) 2017-07-14T12:03:13+00:00

Fire blight treatment and management

Fire blight treatment and management - Part 3 in ArborScape Blog's series on this disease of fruit trees. Read on for details! Part 1 | Part 2 When your fruit tree has been diagnosed with fire blight by a qualified arborist, you'll usually also be provided with a range of options and course of treatment [...]

Fire blight treatment and management 2015-12-03T15:35:51+00:00

What are the symptoms of fire blight?

What are the symptoms of fire blight? How is it diagnosed? Part 2 of our series on this serious fruit tree disease - see Part 1 here. Begin watching for fireblight infections in early spring during periods of wet weather. This is when the bacteria begin to produce ooze. Visual symptoms first appear on the [...]

What are the symptoms of fire blight? 2017-06-06T14:26:25+00:00

What is Fire Blight?

Fire blight is a bacterial disease that affects certain species in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is especially destructive to apples, pears, and crabapples. The disease also can occur on serviceberries, flowering quinces, cotoneasters, hawthorns, quinces, pyracanthas, blackberries, raspberries, and mountain ashes. Leaves darken and wilt but remain attached to the tree (see above), giving [...]

What is Fire Blight? 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Boulder County puts EAB-killed ash wood to use

Great coverage from KUNC on an uplifting story of lemons to lemonade. As we know, in 2013 the invasive ash pest Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Boulder County - the furthest west this devastating parasite has so far spread. This prompted a quarantine to prevent ash wood from leaving the county and further allowing the spread [...]

Boulder County puts EAB-killed ash wood to use 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Can I skip raking leaves in the fall? Should I?

Have you heard the latest? Turns out you don’t need to rake your leaves anymore!...except that that isn’t necessarily true. ArborScape Blog dissects the hype for reluctant rakers below. 2015 has been the fall for a chorus of sites and sources to rejoice gardeners and ardent landscapers with the refreshing news that not raking is [...]

Can I skip raking leaves in the fall? Should I? 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Cold weather-tough perennials for Colorado landscaping

When our unpredictable, unforgiving winter storms turn our landscapes into stark piles of brush, Colorado gardeners rethink our planting strategies! Here's a list of winter-hardy perennials that can stand a polar vortex or two - along with helpful survival care tips. Part 1 of 2.   Coneflower Coneflower, often called by its scientific name, Echinacea, is an American [...]

Cold weather-tough perennials for Colorado landscaping 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Your November Colorado Insect Checklist

November Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize [...]

Your November Colorado Insect Checklist 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Boulder County and DontMoveFirewood.org kick off joint EAB awareness campaign

New in EAB Awareness: The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is an invasive parasitic insect 99% fatal to ash trees left untreated. Native to Asia, the beetle most likely arrived in the U.S. in the 1990s, hidden in wood-packing materials commonly used for shipping - the first detection occurred in southeastern Michigan in 2002. [...]

Boulder County and DontMoveFirewood.org kick off joint EAB awareness campaign 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

2016 Colorado Notable Trees Calendars are here!

see more at the Colorado Tree Coalition Oct 8, 2015 Of course it's not quite Halloween yet, and most of us wait until holiday shopping-time to start thinking about new calendars - but it'll be no time before there's Jingle Bells in every store! Scoop the rush with these beautiful new Colorado Notable Trees [...]

2016 Colorado Notable Trees Calendars are here! 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Your October Colorado Insect Checklist

October Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize [...]

Your October Colorado Insect Checklist 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs

Great Fall Color Plants for the Mountain West One major reason we love Colorado living is the magnificent autumn firework display our wealth of trees provides… and the best recipe for brilliant fall foliage color combines warm days, cool nights, and plenty of sunshine -- sound familiar? Try these underused but worthwhile trees and shrubs for [...]

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs 2017-06-06T14:26:26+00:00

Caring for Your Trees During Drought

Protecting and Caring for Your Trees During Drought Colorado is a semi-arid, shortgrass prairie with fluctuating weather patterns and inconsistent climate that