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An aspen tree in Colorado sprouts new leaf buds in spring.

5 Reasons Your Aspen Isn’t Leafing Out

May 4, 2023

When your aspen tree isn’t producing new leaves in the spring, does that mean there’s something is wrong? Let’s discuss what aspen leafing is and give five reasons your tree may not be “leafing out.”

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A LAM Tree Service crew member uses a lift to reach several trees on a Colorado Foothills property

3 Steps to Care For Your Property after Multiple Tree Removals

Apr 21, 2023

After a tree removal for fire mitigation, your property may need some help getting back to its previous diversity and health. After removal, it’s important to care for the remaining trees that may be vulnerable to wildlife. Removing trees can also allow for erosion, by replanting appropriately, we can prevent our soil from running off. Lastly, be sure to plant native plants. By using indigenous plants, we can bring our property back to a natural state and attract the appropriate diversity to create a balanced local ecosystem.

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Grass on fire near trees in the Colorado Foothills.

Considering Fire Mitigation? What You Need to Know Before You Start

Mar 23, 2023

In this article, we will answer those questions and more as we describe the process, talk through how fire mitigation is handled by LAM Tree Service, and go over general costs.

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Mountain pine beetle damage to lodgepole pines in Colorado.

How Wildfire Management makes Mountain Pine Beetle (and Other Pests) Worse

Feb 14, 2023

In this article, we will explain more about this strange relationship between wildfire suppression and tree pests, explore what can be done to change this pattern, and give you information on how to keep your Colorado property fire safe and your trees healthy.

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Red crossbills in a cedar tree in the Colorado foothills.

Is Wildfire Management Hurting Colorado’s Wildlife?

Jan 23, 2023

We might have not considered that our attempt to control wildfires would negatively impact the wildlife. Studies shows that wildlife declined due to some forest fire managements. Read this article to know more about those methods.

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The remnants of a home destroyed by a wildfire.

A Better Way to Protect Homes from Wildfires

Dec 20, 2022

Wildfires are becoming more and more common here in Colorado, and therefore it is the responsibility of every property owner to know how to protect their home or property from wildfire. With all the ongoing and past fire mitigation work, we have seen what works – and what doesn’t work – when it comes to…

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A fire spreads through a forest in Colorado.

What to Do on Your Colorado Foothills Property After Fire Mitigation

Nov 16, 2022

Fire mitigation can make your Colorado property look dull. But we have a solution for that. Read this article to get ideas how you can improve the look of your property.

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A snowplow removes snow from a driveway on a Colorado property.

How to Protect Your Trees from Snowplow Damage

Oct 24, 2022

When trees, shrubs, and other parts of your landscape become buried under piles of snow, they become hard to see, and damage from snowplows or other snow removal vehicles is likely. In this article, we go over some ways to protect your trees from snowplow damage.

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Spruce broom rust witches broom after infected needles have shed from a blue spruce tree in Colorado.

Spruce Broom Rust

Sep 19, 2022

If sections of your spruce tree are looking yellow or orange, especially during the summer months, it may be suffering from a disease called spruce broom rust.

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A wasp clings on to the bark of a tree.

Are your tree pests attracting wasps?

Aug 22, 2022

Wasps are different from bees. While bees provide benefits to our plants, wasps on the other hand, can cause harm to humans due to their stings. Learn why wasps appear in your Colorado property and know what you can do to ward them off.

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