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Lichen On Your Trees: Good or Bad?

Jul 27, 2018

You may have noticed a gray, green, or even yellow mossy looking substance growing on your trees. Lichen is not moss, however, and it’s not even a plant. So what is lichen, what is it doing on your tree, and is it harming the tree that it’s growing on?

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Spider Mites Suck Plants Dry

Jun 11, 2018

Spider mites are common and destructive pests in Colorado yards, including on trees of all kinds. Learn how to identify these tiny arachnids and control them before they kill your plants.

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Five Best Colorado Trees for Small Spaces

May 23, 2018

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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Scale Insects: Oystershell, Pine Needle & Striped Pine Scale

Apr 25, 2018

Scale insects can be extremely damaging to trees and shrubs in the Evergreen, CO region, causing leaf/needle discoloration, defoliation, stunted growth, limb dieback, vulnerability to other pests and diseases, and even plant death. Here’s how to identify scale insects, as well as treatment options and timing.

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Eight Benefits of Trees in Your Foothills Landscape

Apr 19, 2018

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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Aphids Cause Sticky Leaves & Black Patches

Mar 20, 2018

Aphids are small insects that suck the sap from plant leaves, twigs and stems. They excrete a sticky substance called honeydew (often mistaken for sap “bleeding” from the tree) that can develop sooty mold (a black coating on leaves and surfaces). Treatment and prevention are possible. Read more for the details.

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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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Ips Beetle – A Killer of Pine and Spruce Trees

Feb 20, 2018

Ips beetles are a frequent problem in Colorado, including here in the Denver foothills where they can kill whole forests in a single season. They’re especially problematic during periods of prolonged drought.

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How Winter Drought Damages Your Landscape

Jan 22, 2018

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

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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