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Colorful Colorado: Arbor Day 2023

The Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest is an artistic competition for public, private, and home-schooled 5th graders across the state. Each school can submit one entry into the state contest. The winning student, their family, and their teacher will be recognized at the Denver Botanic Gardens in April. The winning student will also receive a framed print of their winning poster and a $500 gift card! Their teacher will receive a $100 gift card! Each Colorado School may enter 1 entry. Must be original artwork. The poster size must be 12″ X 18″. This year the theme is “Dream as Big as Trees”. Coloring mediums are markers, Crayons, Paint pens, colored pencils, watercolor, and/or tempera paint.

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Keeping Temperature Down

Trees are important for keeping the neighborhood temperature cooler. Neighborhoods with fewer trees will experience higher temperatures in the Summer in comparison to those neighborhoods with more trees. Read more about how and why Several cities are planting new trees in neighborhoods with fewer trees to increase canopy cover. ArborScape offers tree planting at a

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Tree Growth Regulators

Tree Growth Regulators Might Help Your Tree Your Tree Might Actually Thrive By Being Smaller And Growing More Slowly. That May Sound Counter-Intuitive, But Developing Data Of  Tree Growth Regulators Seem To Support That, In Urban And Suburban Areas, Smaller Trees Enjoy Better Longevity And Richer Color – And Cost Less To Maintain. We Recently

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Preparing Trees For Winter

Preparing Trees For Winter Winter Is A Time Where Trees, Especially Young And Thin-Barked Trees, Are Damaged By Weather Directly And Indirectly. However, There Are Proven Methods To Reducing Or Eliminating This Damage. First Let’s Talk About What Happens To Trees During The Winter. What Happens To Trees During The Winter Young Trees, Newly Planted Trees,

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Emerald Ash Borer

Colorado ash tree owners have been understandably nervous since the detection of emerald ash borer (EAB) in September 2013.  Further studies have identified the age of the infestation as being between nine years old. Where in Colorado is the emerald ash borer? As of 2020, EAB is confirmed in: Boulder County Longmont Superior Lafayette Broomfield

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Free Estimate Process

The process for getting a free estimate from Aborscape is very simple and quick. First, fill out an estimate request either by phone or web form. Secondly, a Customer Service Representative enters the request into the system which generates a bid request. Thirdly, the Estimator goes out to perform estimates at the customer site, notifying

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Deep Root fertilization

Colorado is considered rough terrain for plants and wildlife alike. This is due to our inconsistent climate and tendency to dryness.  Denver has temperatures that range from below zero in the winter,  to 100­°-plus in the summer!  Then dry winds whip across the High Rockies and into the Front Range, leaving only the hardiest plants

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First Graduates

As of April 24th, ArborScape Inc. is proud to announce the first graduates of our brand new arborist apprenticeship program. Congratulations to our five new graduates in becoming some of the first Arborist Journeymen in Colorado! We are looking forward to starting our next group of apprentices as soon as we can, and we wish

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Winter Tree Watering

The last thing most of our clients want to do on a Sunday afternoon in winter is unpacked their garden hose to water their trees. We don’t blame you – but if you don’t see that your landscape trees get *sufficient* water, don’t be surprised when they’re suffering next summer. Here’s what the CSU website

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Ash Destroying EAB

Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive beetle that threatens ash trees was confirmed in Broomfield.  A resident near 136th Avenue and Main St. contacted a city forester after discovering a suspicious insect that was later confirmed as Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  “It’s not shocking that Emerald Ash Borer was found in Broomfield County, given its proximity

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Tree Diseases

Trees are the lungs of the world; literally they are connected with our lungs.  Trees are also inter-connected with each other and with the general landscape. The removal of a tree influences the entire canopy – thus changing the balance of your yard. The right balance in your yard and in your neighborhood is generally

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Arbor Day Tree Planting

There are numerous benefits to planting a tree ranging from environmental to economic benefits.  Many people plant trees for logical reasons while others naturally or subconsciously begin to plant trees on their property without thinking of why. They simply feel it’s the natural thing to do.  Whether you’ve already decided to plant a tree, or

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About Arbor Day

Arbor Day was first observed in 1872 and has traditionally been celebrated on the last Friday of April.  A testament to beauty, nature, and environmental awareness, trees are the lifeblood of our existence so it makes sense to give them a day to celebrate.  Especially with kids, who are natural-born tree huggers, make sure to

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10% on tree trimming!

One week left for winter rates. Spring is almost here and that means 10% off for winter work will go away. The last day to request an estimate and earn a 10% discount is March 20th. For customers who have already taken advantage of this offer, thank you! You save money and there are 10

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Tree Removal

January 16, 2019 – You can save 10% on tree work when taking advantage of our low-cost winter rates. This could save you hundreds of dollars, especially on large tree removals which can range from $1,000 for an average ornamental, to $4,000 for large cottonwoods. On a deal like that 10% off really adds up!

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Winter Pruning Begins

Winter tree trimming of fruit trees and other species vulnerable to blight such as, crabapple pear peach apple elm hawthorn Trimming of these trees will begin January 2nd and commence through the end of February. No need to wait for us to reach out to you if you have already received a free estimate but

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Ready for Winter?

CBS Denver is predicting heavy, wet snow for the upcoming winter.  Are your trees ready for it? Here is how you can tell.  Mature trees that haven’t been trimmed in more than 4 years might be vulnerable to broken branches. This is especially true for ash and maple trees. When we address a trim on

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loveland proactive monitoring for EAB

Monitoring for EAB

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

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habitat responsibility Arborscape and NREL on ArborScape Denver Tree Service blog

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

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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

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Instant Tree Quote

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. Fast and simple to use It can be time-consuming and tedious

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Littleton Crabapple Trail, ArborScape Denver Tree Trimming and Tree Removal

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 the approaching gardening season Of course, this spectacular attraction didn’t grow up all by itself – many, if not most, of

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Damaged Trees

Denver Metro Resources for Damaged Tree Debris 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

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ArborScape Denver Premier Tree Trimming and Tree Removal Service 2016 Emerald Ash Borer Roundup

Ash Wood Put To Use

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

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Notable Trees Calendars

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 are Jingle Bells in every store! Scoop the rush with these beautiful new Colorado Notable Trees calendars. This commemorative edition celebrates the Colorado Tree Coalition’s

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Trees on the Roof

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

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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

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Plant Family Values

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

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Forest Tree

Friday Fun Fact: The Tree that is an Entire Forest   Seen from a distance, you’d be justified in thinking the Great Banyan Tree in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden is a small, independent forest.  Yet step into its shade and see the connection of branches –  and you realize: wait, this is all one

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DaVinci’s Tree Theory

Friday Fun fact: DaVinci’s Tree Theory   500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci observed a simple fact that nobody had apparently ever noticed before: that “all branches of a tree … put together are equal in thickness to its trunk.” In other words, if a tree’s branches were folded upward and squeezed together, the tree

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The Moon Trees

ArborScape Friday Tree Fact: The Moon Trees     ArborScape Friday Fun fact! The Moon Trees In 1971, astronaut Stuart Roosa took 500 seeds aboard Apollo 14 as part of his personal luggage. In his earlier life, Roosa worked for the Forest Service in the early 1950s as a smoke jumper fighting fires and later

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Tree Scams 101

Tree Trimming Scams 101     Friends, neighbors, and followers: We all know that this is high time for home improvements, especially tree trimming and other plant health care treatments – and of course, where there’s plentiful activity, there are parasites who take advantage of the bustle. Here’s a heads-up on the latest tree trimming

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Poster Contest Winner!

The winner of the 2015 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest, co-sponsored by ArborScape and the Colorado Tree Coalition, is Steck Elementary’s, Nick Babiak.  Nick’s poster, on the theme, Celebrate Trees in our Community, along with all winning posters from each school, will be on display at the state Capitol Building beginning Monday the 27th and extending

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Colorado Champion Trees

A notable tree is one that is remarkable or distinguished in some way or one that’s related to a famous or historical person, place, or event. A tree might also be notable if the surrounding community accepts it as being special, based upon its species, uniqueness, or contribution to the community. Many of the trees

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Tree Technology

Leave it to NPR to find a very compelling new tree service technology called an excavator mulcher. Watch it literally swallow a 30-foot lodge-pole pine.  Made by a Quebec company called Denis CIMAF, it does tree removal in 15 seconds, a job that would take us two to three hours. Is this something that

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