ArborScape’s Apprenticeship Program Gets 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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Westminster Becomes the Next Victim of Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer was reported in Westminster for the first time, moving quickly from neighboring Broomfield to the north. “In late August, EAB was found and confirmed in Broomfield in the vicinity of Zuni Street and 132nd Ave. and 128th Ave. just across the street from Westminster,” said John Kasza, city forester for Westminster. “This …

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Ash Destroying Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed

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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Land Clearing Services on Demand!

We Now Offer Fast and Efficient Land Clearing Services Including: Land Clearance Right of Way Clearance Survey & Fence Line Clearing Clearing for Leisure Areas Access Roads Scrub Oak Clearing and Mulching Site Clearing and Preparation We facilitate fire mitigation, clear field and right-of-way areas, and provide bush hogging services. Environmental mulch clearing is an …

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Expect Heavy Japanese Beetle Infestations This Year

Japanese beetles (JP) defoliate over three hundred different 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 …

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4 Reasons You Should Plant A Tree This Arbor Day

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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Grounds Jobs Available at Dynamic, Locally Owned Tree Service

ArborScape, a premier and growing Denver Metro area tree service company, is currently hiring full-time, experienced landscaping and grounds help for the 2019 season.  This is a great opportunity for the right person to move into year-round, full-time landscaping work, and pay commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to landscaping candidates who hold a …

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Aeration Time of Year: Is Aeration Better in Spring or Fall?

While the benefits of lawn aeration have been proven in many different parts of the country, it still isn’t a practice that is embraced by every lawn care company out there. Reasons that are given include, Lack of demand.  Lack of time to schedule and perform the service. Resistance to the true utility ie they …

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6 Commercial Landscaping Trends

Here are six trends that will impact landscape planning, design and maintenance within the next few years.  Experiential landscape design. – Today’s landscapes are intentionally installed for living, working and playing and bring together form and function for a quality outdoor experience. Office landscapes continue to be built more frequently to include walking and bicycle paths, …

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Aeration Nourishes Soil

Colorado is not the easiest place for our lawns, plants and trees to flourish on their own. There are a few ways to help, and aeration may be an option available to help rebuild or maintain healthy lawns. Aeration nourishes soil and this will help you achieve a green lawn.  We all want the lush, …

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Deep Root Fertilization Promotes Healthy Trees

Maintaining healthy trees in Colorado weather can be a challenge and Castle Rock has trees worth protecting. One excellent, effective way to keep your trees healthy year round is known as deep root fertilization. Whether you are caring for your homes trees or commercial property trees, this tree fertilization will make the difference in making …

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Choosing the Right Tree to Plant for Your Colorado Landscape

We recently published an article about how trees get stressed out and what to do to nurse them back to health. However, one of the biggest problems trees have is they aren’t the right species for the climate (or micro-climate) that they are planted in. This is probably the biggest factor in controlling the health …

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Two Common Species Recommended for Dormant Oil Treatments

Two Common Species Recommended for Dormant Oil Treatments Coming up in in late winter/early spring, many of our Castle Rock clients schedule dormant oil treatment on their aspen or pine trees. Given these are two key species in our area, dormant oil treatments are key in preventing needle scale on pine trees and oystershell scale on …

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The Arborist of 2029 – Laser Branch Therapy – Part 2

Summary: This one is pretty out there and I don’t see lasers actually doing much for the tree trimming and tree services world BUT what’s a prediction if we aren’t wrong. I found myself laughing at myself but enjoy! 1/09/2019 Lasers are a parallel technology that could affect the way a tree service trims and shapes …

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Winter Tree Pruning Begins. Get your Crabapple Trimmed Soon!

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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Olmsted and the Art of Landscape Design

I recently read The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson about the architectural challenges and triumphs of designing and building the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Daniel Burnham was the lead architect but I was fascinated by the eccentric and uncompromising, Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture and the designer of Central Park, …

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Snow and ice management work

In the market for steady seasonal work with a thriving, growing company? Snowscapes LLC is now hiring for winter snow removal contractors!  We have several seasonal spots with flexibility, competitive compensation, and potential room for growth. 1 to 2 snow plow driver positions Hand shovelers (open hiring) Our removal assignments are primarily commercial contracts, and mostly located in SW metro …

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Canopy management is an effective tool to protect a tree

Sometimes, it takes extreme weather events to notice our trees. That becomes easier when high-wind and storms cause branches to fall, twigs to accumulate, and trunks to topple. It’s at those times when our trees become more noticeable!  While acts of God are an exception rider in our home insurance policies, there are ways to …

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Tips on Maintaining a Great Lawn

Fertilization On warm-season turf-grass species, withhold the first spring nitrogen application until soil temperatures at the 4-inch depth are consistently 65° F. I receive questions all the time about applying fertilizer early in the year especially when we have a warm February. Soil temperature data can to obtained by www.georgiaweather.net. This past week (Week of April …

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Are your trees dying or looking sick? ArborScape can help!

Are your trees dying or looking sick? The loss of mature trees can add up to ten of thousands of dollars in losses.  ArborScape is a licensed tree spraying company which believes in integrating pest management with a broader program to promote the health of your valuable trees and shrubs.  We offer a free estimate …

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Why are root stimulator applications useful in tree care?

Root stimulator applications encourage tree root development but specifically the fine root hair development. A fall application should limit nitrogen as excessive nitrogen can upset the tree’s natural cycle into winter dormancy. The main difference between root stimulator applications and deep root fertilization is that a root stimulator uses little to no iron and nitrogen.  In certain situations,  …

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