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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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Why You Should Water Your Trees In Winter

Nov 21, 2017

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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Aspen Leaf Blight: Symptoms & Solutions

Mar 18, 2017

Aspens are prone to fungal foliage diseases (aspen leaf blight). Severe outbreaks cause premature defoliation or dieback of parts of the tree and, depending on when the outbreak occurs, can even kill the tree.

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Common Sense Defensible Spaces

Mar 10, 2017

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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Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora)

Mar 8, 2017

There are a wide range of serviceberries that grow well in the Denver foothills, but one of our favorites is Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’).

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Canada Red Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Mar 8, 2017

At A Glance Colorful foliage and fragrant spring flowers make the Canada Red Select Chokecherry a great native landscape tree for Colorado homeowners!In spring it produces elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers that glow against its leaves, which are green when they emerge in spring, turn dark purple in summer, and bright red in fall.…

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