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Helping Trees Survive Winter in Colorado

Jan 17, 2020

As you know if you’ve lived in Colorado for any length of time, winter does not generally harm trees. It’s a natural part of life here, and the trees, plants, and wildlife all adapt (as do we). However, there are times where snow, ice, or winds from winter storms cause damage, and in those cases, there are things that you can do to help your trees.

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How to Prevent Winter Rodent Damage to Your Trees

Dec 16, 2019

Voles, gophers, rabbits, and squirrels can damage or even kill trees during the winter. See our recommendations for how to keep your trees safe from rodent damage this winter.

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Considering DIY Tree Removal or Pruning?

Nov 18, 2019

If you want to do large tree pruning or removal yourself, here are the questions to answer before starting. DIY tree work is dangerous – be safe by knowing the risks and understanding the training, equipment, and specialized tools that go into doing it safely and properly.

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Great Conifers For Your Colorado Front Range Property

Sep 26, 2019

The evergreen trees we recommend are hardy in our part of Colorado, are dense enough to create a privacy screen or windbreak, and require little supplemental care. Most are native to Colorado, can tolerate drier conditions and are appropriate for use in areas where wildfires are a concern.

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Aspen Trees: Common Problems & What To Do

Aug 27, 2019

Although Colorado’s aspen trees are beautiful, they’re also prone to a host of aspen tree problems. Thankfully, most are preventable or treatable – especially if you address the #1 issue nearly all aspens in our area face.

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Why Wildfire Risk Is Increasing In Evergreen, CO & Surrounding Areas

Jul 29, 2019

Wildfires are becoming more frequent and more severe throughout the western states, including Colorado and the area around Evergreen. Learn why that’s happening, what you can do to stay safe, and the firewise resources available to you.

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How Spring Weather Affects Treatment Timing For Weeds, Insect Pests & Tree Diseases

May 23, 2019

Have you ever wondered why weeds, bugs, and plant diseases seem to appear earlier some years but much later other years? Unlike holidays and birthdays, the emergence of weeds and insect populations isn’t determined by a date on your calendar. Instead, timing is based on a combination of factors, with spring weather conditions being the most important.

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Great Plants for Firewise Landscapes in the Colorado Foothills

May 20, 2019

You CAN have a beautifully landscaped yard and still be firewise – it just takes a little knowledge and know-how to protect your property from wildfires.

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Protect Your Trees During Construction or Landscaping Projects

Apr 22, 2019

If you’re planning a landscaping, construction or home improvement project this year, take these steps to protect your valuable trees before finalizing project plans.

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Frost Cracks: Loud Noises From Your Trees at Night

Feb 12, 2019

If you’ve ever heard what sounds like a rifle shot coming from your yard in the cold winter night, it’s probably due to a frost crack. Frost cracks occur when a tree “bursts” open in winter due to extreme temperature swings. Is it harmful? Can it be fixed? We have all the details in this article.

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