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Five Best Colorado Trees for Small Spaces

May 23, 2018
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As property sizes continue to shrink, customers ask us more often about which smaller trees or shrubs to plant. Even on larger properties, there are spaces where a more petite or narrow tree would be best. We suggest you try one (or more!) of these five Colorado trees for small spaces in your landscape.

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Eight Benefits of Trees in Your Foothills Landscape

Apr 19, 2018
Benefits of Trees

Trees have many benefits beyond just looking nice. They reduce stress, clean the air, provide privacy and even save you money! Learn about the benefits to planting trees in your Denver foothills landscape.

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How to Prevent Insect & Disease Problems on Trees & Shrubs

Mar 22, 2018
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Getting an early start on dealing with insect and disease issues can make all the difference between a beautiful, healthy landscape and one that’s plagued by problems all season. By focusing on prevention, rather than reacting to disease and pest infestation when it happens, you save money that may be spent on unnecessary pesticides and get to enjoy a more attractive environment.

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Late Winter Tree Care Tips for the Denver Foothills

Feb 22, 2018

Late February to early March is a good time to check trees for any damage caused over the winter and take steps to prepare them for the upcoming warm season. We share our tips for what to do right now in your yard, as well as important tree care issues to address before spring arrives in full force.

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How Winter Drought Damages Your Landscape

Jan 22, 2018
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Lack of snow during winter doesn’t just affect our ski areas, it also impacts all of the plants in your landscape – both during the winter and in the heat of summer. Recognize the signs of drought stress and learn how you can prevent some of the damage.

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Ways to Recycle a Live Christmas Tree

Dec 14, 2017
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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
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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
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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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