Stressed Tree Sign

Trees might not throw a tantrum or get angry when stressed as we do, but they do have ways of showing that they are stressed. It’s a different kind of stress as well. Sort of like when we are hungry and get irritable. With trees it’s that they are thirsty and or hungry, reaching out …

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The Arborist of 2029

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 it! 1/09/2019 Lasers are a parallel technology that could affect the way a tree service trims …

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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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Future Truck

Summary: We wrote this in 2011. While meant to be a different way of looking at how equipment will improve in your tree care, on reviewing this data in 2019, in some ways these things are happening but the widespread adoption is lagging. Tree services have been defined by important developments, such as the bucket …

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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 management work

In the market for steady seasonal work with a thriving, growing company? Snowscapes LLC is now hiring 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 are mostly located in …

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Canopy management

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 …

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Lawn Care Mistakes

Seven Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid It can seem impossible to obtain the lush green lawn that your customer desires. No matter what, it ends up looking patchy and unkempt. Here are seven common lawn care mistakes that may be causing these lawn woes. 1. Watering Issues In order to maintain a healthy lawn, …

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Great Lawn Maintenance

Tips on Maintaining a Great Lawn Fertilization On warm-season turfgrass 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 …

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Symptoms of Emerald Ash

If you own an ash tree and live in Colorado, an emerald ash borer threatens your tree. Six Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer Emerald ash borer is a metallic green color. It is approximately a half-inch long with a flat back. There are purple markings beneath the wing covers. The larva will be creamy-white with …

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Are your trees dying?

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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Application of Root Stimulator

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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Lawn isolated brown spots

What to do about ring spots on your lawn? This time of year, you may be noticing the development of rings or dollar-sized brown spots on your lawn. This is referred to as ring spot or dollar spot and more formally as Necrotic ring spot (NRS). NRS is a disease of lawns that creates dollar-coined-sized or …

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Drought Conditions

  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, 2018 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 …

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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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Preventing Codling Moth

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. The Codling moth is a common fruit insect, attacks a variety of fruit trees, including apple and pear trees. The female …

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About Merit Injection

Merit is a systemic injectible insecticide, 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 applied …

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Emerald Ash 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 the news.    Do you have concerns about your Ash tree? We’ll be happy to come out and assess it for you at no cost – …

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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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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 sure …

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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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Elm Leaf Beetle

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. …

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Prevent 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 a pea to a golf …

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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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Local Ash Trees

Initiative to Save Local Ash Trees The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a metallic green flying beetle that is known to bore into and kills 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 …

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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, …

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Shrub Trimming And Thinning

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” …

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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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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 the pin and Gambrel oaks. Northern Red Oaks often become infested with the Kermes scale, in particular, …

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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.   What causes snow mold? It’s a mold we’ve seen more in the Denver area this year. Plantalk tells us that snow …

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May 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 …

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April 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 …

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March 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 …

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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, and management. It takes years of education, …

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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 …

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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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Nov 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 …

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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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October 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 …

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Fall Color Shrubs

Great Fall Color Plants for the Mountain West Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs 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 …

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Tree Care During Drought

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

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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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July Insect Checklist

CHECKLIST OF COMMON INSECT-RELATED EVENTS – Metro Denver/Boulder Area This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect-related events tend to occur in the Central, South, and East Counties areas. Year-to-year variations are considerable and this should only be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect occurrences. …

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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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