Close up of a woman's hand touching an evergreen tree in Colorado

Proper summer tree care gives your trees the best chance to survive winter’s deep freeze. Learn what to do, what to avoid, pests and diseases to look for, and more.

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winter tree damage

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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frost crack aspen

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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salt damage - salt truck

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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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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winter drought in colorado

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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