11 05, 2018

2018 High Plains Drought Conditions Intensifying

2018-05-11T15:11:14+00:00

  Drought is tightening its grip across the Southwest and High Plains regions as extreme-dry conditions spread throughout the area, per NOAA's High Plains Regional Climate Center data released May 8th. On the southern high plains, Oklahoma remains ground zero for the worst drought conditions in the United States; about 20 percent of the state is facing "exceptional [...]

2018 High Plains Drought Conditions Intensifying 2018-05-11T15:11:14+00:00
9 05, 2018

Loveland: Proactive monitoring for EAB

2018-05-09T16:33:57+00:00

Loveland sets traps to monitor emerald ash borer Each year, for the past seven years, Loveland parks staff have placed traps in strategic areas to monitor whether the emerald ash borer has arrived in the city. Again, 10 traps were being placed Monday. The pest has not been confirmed anywhere in Larimer County, in traps [...]

Loveland: Proactive monitoring for EAB 2018-05-09T16:33:57+00:00
28 03, 2018

Denver Post: Emerald ash borer infestation has spread to Lyons

2018-03-28T16:15:22+00:00

Denver Post: The emerald ash borer, an invasive and destructive tree pest that has ravaged forest across the Midwest and Canada, has been detected in Lyons. The insect’s arrival in Colorado was confirmed when it was discovered in Boulder in 2013. Since then, it has been found in Longmont, Lafayette and Gunbarrel. An ash tree infested with [...]

Denver Post: Emerald ash borer infestation has spread to Lyons 2018-03-28T16:15:22+00:00
14 03, 2018

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes

2018-03-14T10:35:47+00:00

 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
3 11, 2017

Why should you water in the winter?

2018-03-12T12:52:59+00:00

"Why should I bother watering in the winter? Isn't the snowfall enough?" This is a question we hear a good deal from new residents unused to the high plains desert Colorado is largely composed of. Sure, you water in our dry summers, but as the weather turns and the snow begins to fall, you shouldn't [...]

Why should you water in the winter? 2018-03-12T12:52:59+00:00
17 08, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer: Now in Lafayette

2017-08-17T15:07:32+00:00

This past week, the invasive tree pest emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in the City of Lafayette. This detection represents only the third confirmation of EAB anywhere in Colorado outside the City of Boulder, where the pest was first detected in 2013. EAB has also been confirmed in Gunbarrel and Longmont. An estimated 15 [...]

Emerald Ash Borer: Now in Lafayette 2017-08-17T15:07:32+00:00
27 07, 2017

More on Hiring a Tree Services Company

2017-07-27T14:00:35+00:00

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company - Part Two Hiring out work on a tree trimming or tree removal project can be intimidating. In the first part of this series we shared questions to ask when evaluating a tree contractor.  Read on for more tips and tricks for making an optimal choice. [...]

More on Hiring a Tree Services Company 2017-07-27T14:00:35+00:00
13 07, 2017

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company – Part One

2017-07-13T15:42:53+00:00

You're searching to hire a tree service. Amazingly, every one advertises that no job is too big or too small. They all have great reviews on Yelp. They're all  known for their outstanding customer service. All you have to do is call the first one you find, because they all seem uniformly great,  right? Wrong. [...]

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company – Part One 2017-07-13T15:42:53+00:00
21 06, 2017

CU Boulder to treat for Emerald Ash Borer

2017-06-21T16:36:57+00:00

CU Boulder will continue to mitigate against potential Emerald Ash Borer infestation and damage by treating up to 190 trees on the main and east campuses, including 28 that are part of a product trial being conducted in collaboration with faculty and students from CSU, the city of Boulder forestry division, ArborSystems and Arborjet. via [...]

CU Boulder to treat for Emerald Ash Borer 2017-06-21T16:36:57+00:00
20 06, 2017

Expect Heavy Japanese Beetle Infestations in 2017

2017-06-20T15:43:37+00:00

Japanese beetles (JP) defoliate over three hundred species of trees and leafy shrubs, but are especially attracted to linden and rose bushes. That's just when they are adults. As grubs, they hatch in late summer and fall and are actively chewing grass roots until soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees. This can decimate root systems [...]

Expect Heavy Japanese Beetle Infestations in 2017 2017-06-20T15:43:37+00:00
15 06, 2017

Preventing Codling Moth Saves Your Backyard Apples

2017-06-15T14:44:40+00:00

Hobbyist apple growers may dream of eating backyard apples only to discover that worms have overtaken the fruit. The culprit is typically codling moth - and those worms are actually pupating larvae, aka caterpillars. Codling moth is a common fruit insect, attacking a variety of fruit trees, including apple and pear trees. The female moths [...]

Preventing Codling Moth Saves Your Backyard Apples 2017-06-15T14:44:40+00:00
26 04, 2017

Happy Arbor Day 2017

2017-04-26T11:30:58+00:00

Wishing all our friends, customers and neighbors a happy Arbor Day!   celebrate with ideas from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Happy Arbor Day 2017 2017-04-26T11:30:58+00:00
25 04, 2017

EAB Press Release from Colorado State Forest Service

2017-06-06T14:26:21+00:00

Apr. 17, 2017 BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Many Coloradans plant trees in the spring because it’s the best time of year to get new trees established, and communities around the state will be hosting plantings this week to recognize Colorado’s