9 07, 2015

What is Pine Sawfly? (and could it affect my trees?)


What is Pine Sawfly? Evergreen sawflies, in general, are caterpillar-like, sawfly larvae and usually prove common springtime pests. Several species feed on the needles of evergreen trees in groups and can cause extensive defoliation in some years. The adult sawfly is a stingless wasp that causes no harm. Light populations may not cause serious damage, [...]

What is Pine Sawfly? (and could it affect my trees?)2017-06-06T14:26:27-07:00
3 07, 2015

ArborScape Friday Tree Fact: The Moon Trees


ArborScape Friday Funfact! The Moon Trees In 1971, astronaut Stuart Roosa took 500 seeds aboard Apollo 14 as part of his personal luggage. In his earlier life, Roosa worked for the Forest Service in the early 1950's as a smoke jumper fighting fires and later joined the Air Force and became a test pilot. The [...]

ArborScape Friday Tree Fact: The Moon Trees2019-06-12T12:43:49-07:00
24 06, 2015

Tree Trimming Scams 101


Friends, neighbors, and followers: We all know that this is high time for home improvements, especially tree trimming and other plant health care treatments - and of course, where there’s plentiful activity, there are parasites who take advantage of the bustle.   Here’s a heads-up on the latest tree trimming scam we’ve noticed sweeping the [...]

Tree Trimming Scams 1012019-07-15T16:11:50-07:00
14 05, 2015

Snowstorm Tree Damage Cleanup Tips, Spring 2017


Trees damaged from Spring snowstorms? March and April are still our snowiest months here in Colorado, and we can expect quite a bit more of our usual heavy snow Spring storms with the incidental challenge of snowstorm tree damage cleanup! If you’re working on clearing away, here are some updated guidelines and regulations from Denver Department [...]

Snowstorm Tree Damage Cleanup Tips, Spring 20172019-08-20T12:24:46-07:00
8 05, 2015

10 more backyard celebration landscaping tips


    It’s time once again for backyard landscaping and décor! Whether it be a graduation party, prom party, or a wedding, if you’ve never tried your hand at a DIY outdoor occasion, you’ll be happily surprised at how rewarding it can be - not to mention how much money you’ll save. And it’s a great excuse [...]

10 more backyard celebration landscaping tips2019-07-12T09:34:26-07:00
29 04, 2015

5 landscape design tips for best home energy efficiency


  Home energy efficiency landscaping is much more than an expense toward the eye appeal of your surroundings - it’s an investment in your future property value, as well as your comfort. Thoughtful landscape planning can actually generate value in excess of its initial expenditure by decreasing the expense of heating and cooling. Proper use of [...]

5 landscape design tips for best home energy efficiency2019-12-19T13:48:15-07:00
23 04, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner!


The winner of this year's Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest, co-sponsored by ArborScape and the Colorado Tree Coalition, is Steck Elementary’s Nick Babiak.  Nick’s poster, on the theme Celebrate Trees in our Community, along with all winning posters from each school, will be on display at the state Capitol Building beginning Monday the 27th and extending through [...]

Announcing the 2015 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner!2019-08-02T09:05:14-07:00
26 03, 2015

Drought Preparedness and Drought Remedies


As climate change accelerates, it's important to understand the ramifications of drought, as well as treatment options for your lawn and trees. According to the UCS, "Individual drought periods can be understood as discrete weather events. Climate changes occur over longer periods and can be observed as changes in the patterns of weather events. For instance, [...]

Drought Preparedness and Drought Remedies2019-07-30T15:01:34-07:00
28 01, 2015

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
15 01, 2015

New: Colorado Champion Trees, tree tours, and new tree finder app


    A notable tree is one that is remarkable or distinguished in some way, or one that’s related to a famous or historical person, place, or event. A tree might also be notable if the surrounding community accepts it as being special, based upon its species, uniqueness, or contribution to Notable Tree Tours (pdf) Boulder Colorado [...]

New: Colorado Champion Trees, tree tours, and new tree finder app2019-07-12T09:32:07-07:00
22 12, 2014

ArborScape Declared Landscape Industry Hidden Gem


We are proud to announce ArborScape has earned national recognition as a Landscape Management Industry Hidden Gem, a list from Green Industry Pros. Specifically, ArborScape has been named number 13 in the nation's landscape and lawn care industry as a leading business both in terms of sales growth and better business practices. ArborScape is dedicated [...]

ArborScape Declared Landscape Industry Hidden Gem2017-06-06T14:26:27-07:00
11 12, 2014

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees


Are "living trees" a practical option? Absolutely! Potted Christmas trees in containers placed in the home and watered like a houseplant, then later transplanted out into your landscaping, are a fantastic and truly "green" choice of tree. Living trees come in all sizes, from small (to use as a tabletop variety), to medium (as a [...]

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees2017-06-06T14:26:27-07:00
11 09, 2014

Lawn Fertilizing Service


When is Lawn Fertilizing Service Effective? Lawn fertilizing service is effective in many circumstances. Time limitations, extenuating circumstances, and an unhealthy looking lawn are just a few times when you can use a little help from a lawn fertilizing service to care for your yard when you cannot. 1) When There Isn't Time to Fertilize [...]

Lawn Fertilizing Service2019-07-12T08:58:58-07:00
28 08, 2014

Tree Man Cometh – What to Expect from a Plant Health Care Estimate


People love their lawns and trees and your pride of ownership is what keeps us in business. Because your plant health care (PHC) estimate can be somewhat mind boggling, we put together a short description of a few of the common treatments we often prescribe for Denver tree services. Pre-Emergent Contrary to popular belief, pre-emergent [...]

Tree Man Cometh – What to Expect from a Plant Health Care Estimate2018-08-27T13:37:18-07:00
27 06, 2014

The Latest in Tree Service Technology – Industry Struggles with Green Trucks


 Updated 7/9/2014 Leave it to NPR to find a very compelling new tree service technology called an excavator mulcher. Watch it literally swallow a 30 foot lodge-pole pine.     Made by a Quebec company called Denis CIMAF, it does a tree removal in 15 seconds, a job that would take us two to three [...]

The Latest in Tree Service Technology – Industry Struggles with Green Trucks2017-06-21T13:39:41-07:00
23 06, 2014

What is Pine Wilt?


Pine wilt is a lethal disease caused by a parasitic native nematode (tiny roundworm), carried to trees by a wood borer insect–the pine sawyer beetle .  The main visual symptoms are needles quickly turning straw colored or grey.  Exotic pines including Scots, Austrian, and mugo are susceptible to infection by the nematode.  Native pines are not [...]

What is Pine Wilt?2019-07-12T09:32:06-07:00
13 03, 2014

Pre Emergent Lawn Weed Control


  Our pre-emergent lawn fertilization round begins March 13th and will be available through april 15th depending on weather.  Sign up today for the most important fertilizer application of the year. Pre emergent lawn weed control helps prevent broadleaf weeds before they are established. While labeled a weed killer,  more simply it stops the seeds [...]

Pre Emergent Lawn Weed Control2019-07-12T08:59:13-07:00
27 02, 2014

Deep Root Fertilization and Drought


Colorado is considered rough terrain for plants and wildlife alike.  This is due to our inconsistent climate and tendency to dryness.  Denver has temperatures that range from below zero in the winter,  to 100­°-plus in the summer!  Then dry winds whip across the High Rockies and into the Front Range, leaving only the the hardiest plants [...]

Deep Root Fertilization and Drought2019-07-30T15:08:51-07:00
19 11, 2013

Can I Save My Ash Tree? Should I?


November 19, 2013 EAB States and Provinces - Nov. 2013 Summary: Emerald ash borer (EAB) forces tree owners and managers to ask how ash trees can be saved, within a climate of limited tree care budgets.  Categorizing ash trees by treatment priority can lead to difficult but necessary decisions in creating an EAB [...]

Can I Save My Ash Tree? Should I?2019-06-13T14:24:22-07:00
1 11, 2013

Clients Continue to Add Winter Tree Services


Winter tree services have always been a hard-sell, partly because our customer's attention turns elsewhere after that first snow of the year and partly over confusion about when is the best time for tree care. Since starting ArborScape in 1996, I've developed deep and trusted relationships with many of our customers. And as that has [...]

Clients Continue to Add Winter Tree Services2019-07-30T15:01:50-07:00
21 10, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Update 10/21/2013


10/21/2013 - Denver, CO  We've been getting more information about the site in Boulder, CO where emerald ash borer (EAB) was found.  It centers around four trees within a couple of blocks, one fully dead ash tree and three others with D-shaped holes, S-shaped galleries and larval stage EAB. The presence of dead, adult EAB [...]

Emerald Ash Borer Update 10/21/20132018-08-24T17:44:18-07:00
17 09, 2013

Who Was Affected by Colorado Floods?


  September 17, 2013  While we've spoken with many clients who were not directly effected by the Colorado floods on the Front Range, we are still touching base with those of you who may need some help with their trees or lawn or anything else.  Parker, Boulder, Castle Rock and Boulder are all communities we [...]

Who Was Affected by Colorado Floods?2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
10 09, 2013

PEGSMOR – Categorizing Urban Arboricultural Management


  PEGSMOR is an acronym used to help arborists explain the different stages of tree care management a tree may go through. Trees do go through several stages of development during their lives. Planting Establishment Growth Structure Maturity Over Maturity Replacement PEGSMOR AND Care of Maturing Trees Urban foresters use the concept of PEGSMOR to [...]

PEGSMOR – Categorizing Urban Arboricultural Management2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
19 08, 2013

My Tree is Growing into Power Lines


  8/19/2013 A customer asked us if his pine should be removed since it outgrew its space and is now entangled in power lines. Selective pruning is usually possible to give clearance to power lines while keeping the tree. However, making the tree pleasing to the eye isn't always possible, depending on how much needs [...]

My Tree is Growing into Power Lines2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
12 08, 2013

Tree Service Reviews Where to Look


  Updated 8/12/2013 One way to evaluate different horticultural contractors is to shop around and talk to different tree and lawn care businesses. We personally think this is the long way around (not to mention a lot of time to invest in hiring a contractor). Instead we suggest our clients piggyback on what others have said [...]

Tree Service Reviews Where to Look2019-06-18T13:54:03-07:00
8 08, 2013

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
7 08, 2013

Tree Services Government


  While residential tree services are the main practice area for ArborScape, we also help government clients of all sorts. We can assure you of one thing. City governments in Denver metro are not wasting your tax dollars on lucrative tree trimming contracts! Joking aside,  many forestry departments have undergone a revolution in how they [...]

Tree Services Government2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
1 08, 2013

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
19 07, 2013

Flammable Shrubs Could Pose Fire Hazard, Slow Insurance Approval


  Douglas County residents may be planting the seeds of wildfire damage by using flammable mulch and shrubs in the landscaping near their homes. And insurance inspectors are taking notice. When your home backs to open space or grasslands, these can be a wildfire risk. Planting junipers, mugo pines or using flammable mulches next to [...]

Flammable Shrubs Could Pose Fire Hazard, Slow Insurance Approval2019-07-30T15:02:55-07:00
9 07, 2013

Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Bad Conditions


  With record setting temperatures and extreme drought conditions how can Colorado homeowners keep their lawns green and weed free? Throughout the Colorado region homeowners are struggling to keep their lawns healthy.  This damage will take several season for most homeowners to fix the lawn problems that will be created this season. So what are [...]

Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Bad Conditions2015-10-01T14:34:07-07:00
1 07, 2013

Bush Trimming/Pruning FAQ


 What kind of pruning cuts are there? The two cuts main cuts are heading cuts and thinning cuts.  Heading cuts are meant to stimulate growth where the cut was made.  Thinning cuts are meant to remove branches at the cut entirely.  If used correctly thinning cuts can reduce shrub density without stimulating more growth. If [...]

Bush Trimming/Pruning FAQ2015-10-01T14:34:07-07:00
10 06, 2013

Removing the Stake from a Tree? (picture)


  A question we get from time to time is about staking a tree or more specifically, should I remove the stake of a young tree? The answer is yes 99 percent of the time. In fact this post is more about why it is usually unnecessary to stake a tree. Reasons to stake a [...]

Removing the Stake from a Tree? (picture)2018-07-19T17:14:05-07:00
1 05, 2013

MPB Slows and Six Links on Pests in Your Tree


Mountain Pine Beetles are the greatest threat to our Ponderosa and Lodgepole pine forest in the Colorado region. The good news is that in Colorado the pests' destruction seems to be on the decline. Did we find the solution to ridding ourselves of the pest? Not really. Like a barbarian horde, after the pillaging and [...]

MPB Slows and Six Links on Pests in Your Tree2019-07-12T09:11:33-07:00
23 04, 2013

Use Revive and Get That Greener Lawn


Do you want your lawn to be greener, healthier and more lush?  We may have what your looking for.  Revive is a product we are now offering to help green up your lawn.  Revive is an organic based product with added wetting agents. Revive is composed of processed organic plant bi-product and decomposed extract. It [...]

Use Revive and Get That Greener Lawn2019-07-12T08:59:14-07:00
16 04, 2013

Is Colorado Still in a Drought?


After today’s snow accumulation of 4 inches in south metro Denver and up to a foot in central Denver and the northwest suburbs, you may wonder, is Colorado still in a drought? While it helps this year, mandatory water restrictions are still in effect and are almost certain to remain so in 2013. Droughts are [...]

Is Colorado Still in a Drought?2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
1 04, 2013

Mountain Landscape Conditions in 2013


  Outlook for Mountains Dry Our Colorado mountain landscape is in rough shape due to the 2012 fires that have destroyed acres of trees and wildlife coupled with the continued destruction by the Mountain Pine Beetles (MPB) and IPS Beetles that have continued their march of destruction through our forests. MPB activity was lower in [...]

Mountain Landscape Conditions in 20132019-06-12T12:21:32-07:00
28 03, 2013

Mandatory Watering Restrictions Start April 1st, 2013


  Update June 26, 2013 - Denver Water moved to a Stage 1 alert from Stage 2 meaning you can water three days per week. Have you checked out Denver Water lately? If you have you'd know a stage 2 drought is in effect. This means we have 2 outside watering days a week, starting in [...]

Mandatory Watering Restrictions Start April 1st, 20132018-07-19T17:14:08-07:00
1 03, 2013

Lawn Care 2013 – Drought Demands Early Action


The 2013 spring season is upon us - now is the time to get your lawn ready for the coming year. Already Denver Water is setting expectations for 2013: "A dry winter across Colorado has led to low snowpack, and mountain streamflows are expected to be well below normal. This follows a dry 2012, in [...]

Lawn Care 2013 – Drought Demands Early Action2017-12-28T15:39:24-07:00
1 02, 2013

New Dangers and Tree Pests for Colorado in 2013


 Whats in store for 2013? Assuming the heat and drought continue through the spring months, old tree pests and diseases will spread quickly and new ones may be introduced to the Colorado landscape. Here is the latest from the United States Drought Monitor Colorado is considered to be in a state of "extreme drought" or [...]

New Dangers and Tree Pests for Colorado in 20132019-07-12T09:01:39-07:00
6 12, 2012

Winter Mite Control


When your lawn looks silvery and wilted in the summer, it might need a treatment that can only be done in winter. A miticide sprayed on the lawn in early winter helps reduce mite populations - and the damage they cause. We perform two applications, the first being in December, and the second in February or March, [...]

Winter Mite Control2017-06-06T14:26:29-07:00
15 11, 2012

Winter Watering Trees | Prevent Drought Stress


  Most homeowners realize the need for watering trees in the growing season. However, it's just as important during the winter months, defined as October through March in the arboricultural community. Drought effects on trees can take up to 5 years to show.  As much of our state suffered from Abnormally Dry conditions during 2015, we can [...]

Winter Watering Trees | Prevent Drought Stress2018-07-23T10:29:53-07:00
6 11, 2012

ArborScape Becomes a Certified Tree Safety Specialist


  ArborScape becomes a certified tree safety specialist. We'd like to congratulate employees Robert Ford and David Merriman for their successful completion of the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) exam. This designates them as leaders in tree safety, according to the TCIA, who administer the test. There are only 27 CTSP's in Colorado and according [...]

ArborScape Becomes a Certified Tree Safety Specialist2017-06-06T14:26:32-07:00
2 11, 2012

Should I Cut Down My Hollow Tree?


 Do you have a hollow tree? If so, here are some tips to consider whether it should be cut down. In late October, we removed a silver maple that had blown over during a storm with high winds. "The wind blew it over and it turned out to be hollow," said one of our crew members, of [...]

Should I Cut Down My Hollow Tree?2017-06-06T14:26:32-07:00
17 10, 2012

Drought Causes Christmas Tree Scare


  The extreme drought of 2012 has created record temperatures all across the Midwest with Missouri, Illinois, Indian, Kentucky and Colorado as the states most affected by drought.  The drought has negatively affected many farmers, small business and consumers. Another industry that has been affected are the local Christmas tree farms across the Midwest. Christmas [...]

Drought Causes Christmas Tree Scare2019-08-02T09:05:13-07:00
10 10, 2012

Lawn Fertilization Denver


  In season Denver lawn fertilization promotes a lush turf with fewer weeds and less work. Early spring and late fall fertilization has a different goal, building roots, a foundation of a thrilling lawn experience. Tree service Denver lawn fertilization will put nutrients deep into the root zone. By doing this the grass will develop [...]

Lawn Fertilization Denver2018-03-14T10:22:22-07:00
21 09, 2012

HOA and Tree Removal


 A couple months back we did an article about a controversy between the HOA and the tenants in a Denver Apartment complex over the issue of removing trees from the property called “Tree Removal Controversy - Denver Residents Upset at HOA”. After much debate it was agreed, by the majority of the stakeholders, that the [...]

HOA and Tree Removal2019-06-12T12:21:08-07:00
20 09, 2012

2012 Tree Climbing Competition


  It's time for the ISA-RMC 2012 Tree Climbing Competition.  Competition starts on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012 in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is an exciting time for tree climbers who work diligently on their tree climbing abilities all year and are finally able to compete and show off their skills to [...]

2012 Tree Climbing Competition2015-10-01T14:34:43-07:00
18 09, 2012

How to Stop Pet Urine Spots


 So you're an animal lover and yard enthusiast.  You take pride in the health and vigor of your lawn but you also enjoy pets, who also enjoy the yard as much as you do. Unfortunately your furry friends can wreak havoc on your lawn digging up holes, rolling in the grass and worst of all [...]

How to Stop Pet Urine Spots2019-06-12T12:21:04-07:00
14 09, 2012

Infographic on Interesting Tree Facts


  What better way to present great tree facts than in an infographic?  That's why we developed this Infographic on Interesting Tree Facts.  Read through it to learn some TREEmendous TREE Facts. Plant a tree today and watch the benefits grow! Share This Infographic on Your Blog or Website! Interesting tree facts Hospital patients have [...]

Infographic on Interesting Tree Facts2017-06-09T15:22:19-07:00