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Frost Cracks: Loud Noises From Your Trees at Night

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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Preventing Road Salt Damage To Your Plants & Pets

Do your shrubs or trees ever show signs of salt damage in the spring? On evergreens, this can appear as the browning of needles, on leafy plants it manifests as burnt or singed-looking leaves. But there are things you can do to prevent salt damage without losing your footing on icy roads and walkways.

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Helping Trees Survive Winter in Colorado

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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Lichen On Your Trees: Good or Bad?

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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