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Frost Cracks: Loud Noises From Your Trees at Night

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Five Best Colorado Trees for Small Spaces

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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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How to Prevent Insect & Disease Problems on Trees & Shrubs

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Getting an early start on dealing with insect and disease issues can make all the difference between a beautiful, healthy landscape and one that’s plagued by problems all season. By focusing on prevention, rather than reacting to disease and pest infestation when it happens, you save money that may be spent on unnecessary pesticides and get to enjoy a more attractive environment.

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Late Winter Tree Care Tips for the Denver Foothills

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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