26 04, 2017

Happy Arbor Day 2017

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

25 04, 2017

EAB Press Release from Colorado State Forest Service

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 Arbor Day – which this year falls on April 21. With the exotic, tree-killing emerald ash [...]

31 01, 2017

About Merit Injection

Merit is a systemic injectible insectiside, best done in spring or fall for season long control of leaf- and needle-feeding insects, bronze Birch borer, and is effective in controlling Emerald Ash Borer when the pest population is low. Merit is based on the insecticide Imidacloprid, used to help control pests and insects on trees. It is [...]

11 01, 2017

2016 Emerald Ash Borer Roundup

As we know, the devastating, invasive parasite Emerald Ash Borer has been making relentless inroads in the midwest throughout 2016.  Following are updates to round out the year in news.  Find FAQ and basics on the Emerald Ash Borer here. Do you have concerns about your Ash tree? We'll be happy to come out and assess it [...]

6 12, 2016

Habitat responsibility: Arborscape and NREL

ArborScape and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) teamed up to create wildlife habitat at the South Table Mountain Campus in Golden, CO. ArborScape cut down several trees and bucked them up to use as log and brush piles to make cover and foraging habitat for migratory birds.  The NREL wildlife biologist and campus operations [...]

23 11, 2016

Tips for Buying Fall Bulbs

Tips for Buying Fall Bulbs If you want to herald spring with a burst of color, you'll have to plan ahead, since many bulbs must be planted in fall. Choose a variety of early, mid and late season bulbs for a long season of color, and come spring, you'll be glad you planted early. (Not [...]

29 09, 2016

ArborScape pros give back to Colorado veterans

via KDVR Fox31 Denver: DENVER -- It's a question nearly everyone who has visited Fort Logan National Cemetery in southwest Denver has likely pondered: How could you ever pay back those who paid such a price for their country? On Wednesday, a few dozen volunteers finally found a small way. “Absolutely. This is the best [...]

30 08, 2016

[video] a full tree removal, drone’s-eye view

Check out the sweet footage caught by our friends over at Quad P Aerial - a full tree removal seen from equivalent altitude.   thanks so much, guys!

5 08, 2016

Welcome ArborScape’s Newest Family Member

Please join us to welcome our newest family member! This beautiful baby is brand new and we are overjoyed to have this new addition to our family. Our new baby girl, officially known as ArborScape’s 2017 Altec Freightliner, is on her way to reaching skylines in our community.   David Merriman, owner of ArborScape, found [...]

4 08, 2016

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 [...]

7 07, 2016

Elm Leaf Beetle Treatment

  Elm leaf beetles can be serious pests of elm trees throughout Colorado. These insects feed on elm leaves and cause them to dry up and die. This gives heavily infested trees an unsightly, general brown color. Repeated injuries also weaken trees and make them prone to branch dieback and wind injury. Elm leaf beetles [...]

17 06, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Spreads to Longmont CO

The Emerald Ash Borer, a non-native beetle, causes deterioration and death of ash trees across the US. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) showed up in Minnesota is 2002. In 2013, the EAB beetle arrived in Colorado. It was only known to be in the City of Boulder... until now. On July 7, 2016, the City [...]

15 06, 2016

Prevent Garden Hail Damage

Hailstorms are increasingly a fact of life along the Colorado Front Range. The geographical juxtaposition of eastern plains and Front Range, with clashing wind currents from all directions, is a recipe for perfect hail-producing thunderstorms. We frequently deal with sirens, severe-weather warnings and storms producing hail of any size from pea to golf ball from May [...]

1 06, 2016

Your June Colorado Insect Checklist

June Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East, and West Metro  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 - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help [...]

24 05, 2016

Arborscape introduces new instant tree quotes app

Ever wanted a quick reference for your tree removal, tree trimming, or other tree services? Curious about how stump removals are priced? We've developed a new instant tree quotes app - four years in the making - to streamline your estimate process - fast and hassle-free. click through to try it out - FreeTreeBids.com [...]

20 05, 2016

Troubleshooting Lawn Problems

A lush, healthy lawn is a huge factor in many irresistible landscapes - but spotting and addressing lawn problems can be difficult for even seasoned landscapers.  Read on: our quick tips for troubleshooting lawn problems. Insects Insects are occasionally easy to diagnose -if they’re not evident on the surface, they’re typically visible after rolling back [...]

13 05, 2016

Denver Sparks Initiative to Save Local Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a metallic green flying beetle that is known to bore into and kill ash trees it infests. With Boulder’s outbreak of emerald ash borer back in 2013, the devastating spread of infestation has caused massive numbers of ash tree deaths. Since Boulder has lost so many trees, and the State of [...]

3 05, 2016

Littleton Crabapple Trail

Littleton Crabapple Trail 2016 If you live in Littleton or close by, you know one of the highlights of Spring in your neighborhood is the annual explosion of luminous rose crabapple blossom that heralds approaching gardening season. Of course, this spectacular attraction didn’t grow up all by itself - many, if not most, of today’s [...]

27 04, 2016

How to Avoid Lawn Care Scams

There's never a bad time to connect with a reliable, professional lawn company, but of course Spring is prime time - and like any other prime time, scams abound in the industry. Here's our list of tips for how to find a great lawn and landscape service without becoming a ripoff victim. Avoid door-to-door "deals" if at all [...]

7 04, 2016

Colorado Hardiness Zones and When to Plant in Colorado

What should you be doing in the yard and garden this month? It's a perpetual question of Colorado gardeners. How do you write a reliable to-do list for Colorado gardens when we can see three seasons in a single weekend — or in a single half-day drive? It might be spring in Fort Collins, still winter in [...]

1 04, 2016

Denver metro resources for storm-damaged tree debris disposal

Many of our Denver-area neighbors may have downed branches in the yard or sidewalk - here's a handy list for major cities detailing how to get branches cleaned up and recycled, and other tree debris disposal.       Need help? Call us at 303-806-TREE or click here to schedule a little assistance with cleanup! City of [...]

18 03, 2016

Could my Oak tree have Kermes Scale?

Is your Oak tree looking sick, scraggly, droopy, or all of the above? It could be due to the insect Kermes scale. What's that? Kermes scale is an insect pest of red and white oak trees, as well as pin and Gambrel oaks. Northern Red Oaks often become infested with Kermes scale, in particular, and are [...]

18 03, 2016

Lawn Aeration Season in Denver

Lawn aeration season in Denver is upon us again during the next few months. Ever wonder what it entails and why we should use this method? Find out how aeration can help water and nutrient absorption in our weathered, dry and hard local soils. Aeration Breaks Through Denver Soils When we think of Denver soils, it’s [...]

16 03, 2016

Does my lawn have Snow Mold?

Snow mold is a fungus that grows on your lawn. This year our Denver neighbors see more of this fungal foe. If you notice discolored, matted down patches of lawn, it may be snow mold. via flickr user ~noricum What causes snow mold? It’s a mold we’ve seen more in the Denver area [...]

2 03, 2016

Your May Colorado Insect Checklist

May 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 - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

24 02, 2016

Your April Colorado Insect Checklist

April 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 - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

22 02, 2016

Your March Colorado Insect Checklist

March 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 - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

16 02, 2016

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

Why Should I Hire a Certified Arborist? Why hire a certified arborist? A Certified ISA Arborist goes through stringent training and testing earning the privilege to care for trees for a living, and maintain the requisite business licenses and insurance appropriate to professional practitioners. Certified arborists are trained in the science of tree care, maintenance, [...]

20 01, 2016

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. [...]

17 12, 2015

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 [...]

15 12, 2015

2016 – 2017 Denver Christmas Tree Recycling

(want to 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 27.  We fill up quickly, so schedule your tree recycling today! How it Works [...]

14 12, 2015

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 - [...]

3 12, 2015

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 [...]

3 12, 2015

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 [...]

2 12, 2015

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 [...]

25 11, 2015

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 [...]

24 11, 2015

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 [...]

11 11, 2015

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 [...]

1 11, 2015

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 [...]

23 10, 2015

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. [...]

8 10, 2015

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 [...]

2 10, 2015

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 [...]

18 09, 2015

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 [...]

16 09, 2015

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 makes growing trees challenging.  Drought only compounds the challenges. During times of drought there are several effective watering methods recommended to ensure trees receive the required moisture. When to Water During Drought All [...]

1 09, 2015

Your September Colorado Insect Checklist

September 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 help [...]

28 08, 2015

Trees on the Roof – of the Courthouse Tower

Friday tree fact: the courthouse tower groves of Greensburg The town of Greensburg, Indiana, is known as the “Tree City” for the over-a-dozen trees that have been growing out of the roof of the Decatur County Courthouse serially for 145 years. (They're believed to have sprouted from seeds in bird droppings.) In 1870, the citizens of Greensburg began [...]

21 08, 2015

Friday Tree Facts: unique trees of Socotra

Friday Tree Facts - unique trees of Socotra The island of Socotra, situated in the Indian Ocean between Somalia and Yemen,  has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 [...]

19 08, 2015

Boulder County announces EAB infestation plan proposal

Boulder County, the ground-zero area for Emerald Ash Borer discovery in Colorado, has developed a plan to deal with the spread and infestation of the borer as it attacks further ash trees. The proposed management plan provides guidance to staff on the approved options for county-managed ash trees in response to emerald ash borer. The [...]

24 07, 2015

Friday Tree Fact: Plant Family Values

Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario show that plants are capable of recognizing their siblings and will give them preferential treatment, competing less for valuable resources like root space than they otherwise would when surrounded by plants that are "strangers". photo Flickr intherough "Our view of nature is sometimes that nature is [...]

21 07, 2015

What do you mean, my tree was “frozen”? the November 2014 freeze and landscape damage

skip to: which trees were affected? :|: what should I do now? Seeing brown, silver or dead needles on your conifers? Have you been told by an arborist that your trees or shrubs have “freeze damage”? Read on for an explanation - and steps to take going forward to assist your landscape in recovering. The [...]

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