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Ways to Recycle a Live Christmas Tree

Dec 14, 2017
recycle a christmas tree

Not only are real trees better for the environment before they are even harvested and used as Christmas trees, but they can continue benefiting the world around us after the presents are opened and the ornaments are back in storage. In this post we share several ideas for recycling your fresh Christmas tree after the holidays.

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Why You Should Water Your Trees In Winter

Nov 21, 2017
winter watering for trees

Although trees and shrubs are dormant during winter, they still need water to survive – without supplemental watering many trees commonly planted here in Colorado would die. This article explains why that happens and how to water your plants in winter.

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Best Spring-Flowering Trees for the Denver Foothills

May 19, 2017

Looking for the perfect flowering tree for your Denver Foothills landscape? Our low humidity, cool evening temperatures, and warm daytime temperatures create the perfect growing environment for many small flowering trees that thrive in our red, rocky soils. In fact, some of the best are regional natives. If you live in the area, we recommend you try one (or more) of these five beautiful flowering trees.

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Common Sense Defensible Spaces

Mar 10, 2017
forest fire

From the LAM Archives – July 2002 When I looked to the southwest from Bergen Park in the early afternoon on Sunday May 5th, I knew right away the plume of smoke wasn’t coming from any of the usual places in the Bailey or Buffalo Creek areas. This one was closer to home. By Monday…

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