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About Matthew Johnson

I have over ten years experience studying the urban forest and developing easy to understand information for tree care owners. A graduate of the University of Iowa, I've lived in Colorado for 20 years. Since beginning my career as an arborist I've contributed to over 300 articles on tree care and cultural topics with a specialty in dry climates.

Do emerald ash borer die in winter?

Do emerald ash borer die in winter? This is a good question as it gets to be winter. You may be wondering if your ash tree will be spared because of emerald ash borer die-off in the winter? The fact is emerald ash borer do not die in winter. They spend the season beneath the [...]

Do emerald ash borer die in winter?2019-12-19T11:30:32-07:00

Canopy management for trees is an effective tool to protect trees & shrubs while lowering costs

Sometimes, it takes extreme weather events to notice our trees. That becomes easier when high-wind and storms cause branches to fall, twigs to accumulate and trunks to topple. It’s at those times when our trees become more noticeable!  While acts of God are an exception rider in our home insurance policies, there are ways to [...]

Canopy management for trees is an effective tool to protect trees & shrubs while lowering costs2019-12-19T13:48:46-07:00

ArborScape announces online EAB cost calculator

In an effort to promote awareness of the latest threat to our urban and wild forests, ArborScape has developed an Emerald Ash Borer cost calculator. This web-based application provides ash tree owners and caretakers a local, simple-to-use tool to help manage their ash trees into the future.   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Boulder, [...]

ArborScape announces online EAB cost calculator2019-12-19T13:47:58-07:00

What Causes Toadstools in Lawns?

After a few days of rain and overcast skies, many of our Denver lawn service clients are asking, " Why are we getting so many toadstools in our lawn? And how do we get rid of them?" Even though toadstools are a fungus, fungicides or products that kill fungus are a waste of time on [...]

What Causes Toadstools in Lawns?2019-12-19T13:31:36-07:00

Tedx Talk with Arborist Chris Gerards

A quick roundup of a Tedx talk with Board Certified Arborist, Chris Gerards   Highlights: "Plant the best tree you can afford." "Never raise the branches above its natural growth or in other words never raise the skirt above the crotch." "The arborist creates a suspension of belief at their best, where the tree is trimmed [...]

Tedx Talk with Arborist Chris Gerards2019-12-19T13:31:12-07:00