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Two toy wooden houses on green grass with a reddish orange string in a line between them, showing property borders.

Why is knowing your property lines important?

Jul 22, 2022

Know more than just knowing which part of the property is yours and which one belong to your neighbors. Here are the most frequently asked questions about property lines.

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A willow tree leans over a river in Colorado.

Should You Plant a Willow Tree on Your Colorado Front Range Property?

Dec 15, 2021

With so many types of willow trees that grow well in Colorado, you might think that planting one on your property is a good idea. But learn the facts before you plant!

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A leach field under construction with trees nearby.

Why Trees Growing in Leach Fields Can Be Costly

Nov 16, 2021

Installing a leach field is already expensive, but it can become more expensive if there are trees growing in it! These FAQs explain how growing trees (as well as removing them) can damage your leach field system and what to plant there instead.

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Maple, cottonwood, and Colorado blue spruce trees in fall in Colorado.

Instead of Aspens, Plant These 7 Trees for Fall Color

Sep 17, 2021

Love the look of aspen trees but not happy with how finicky they are to grow? Try one of these seven easy-care trees with great fall color!

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Mountain Pine Beetles

Aug 17, 2021

Periodic outbreaks of mountain pine beetles can destroy millions of trees in Colorado and other states. They develop primarily in pines and can spread rapidly. Here’s what you need to know about treatment and how to help stop the spread of mountain pine beetles.

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A deciduous, leafless tree in Colorado against a blue sky with clouds.

How Much Water Do Trees Need on Your Colorado Front Range Property?

Jul 23, 2021

Too much or too little water can harm your trees. Our tree watering guidelines show you how much water your landscape trees need, when to water them, and the best methods for watering trees.

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The roots of several trees are bound and burlapped and ready to be transported to their planting location.

Should You Remove the Wire Basket & Burlap Before Planting a Tree?

Jun 14, 2021

Will leaving the wire cage on a transplanted tree harm it? What about burlap? If you take it off, how do you do that without damaging the root ball? Learn the facts and how to plant your new balled and burlapped tree properly.

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Signs of spruce budworm infestation on a tree in Evergreen, Colorado.

How to Identify & Get Rid of Spruce Budworms

May 13, 2021

Spruce budworms can cause serious damage. Identify and manage them early to save your trees & avoid further infestation. Here’s how you can get rid of them.

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Pink spring blossoms appear on a spring-flowering tree in Colorado.

Spring Tree Care Tips for the Denver Front Range

Apr 22, 2021

Spring officially begins in March but here in the Denver Front Range region, we know that spring doesn’t really arrive until much later! Still, March and April are a good time to plan ahead for your spring tree care to ensure you’ll have healthy trees all year round. Here are our tips for taking care…

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Limber pines dot the landscape in Colorado

Limber Pine/Rocky Mountain White Pine (Pinus flexilis)

Mar 29, 2021

All about the Limber Pine/Rocky Mountain White Pine – size, appearance, habitat, pests, & maintenance for this high-elevation evergreen rare tree.

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