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8 Books About Trees for Arbor Day

Arbor Day was first observed in 1872 and has traditionally been celebrated the last Friday of April.  A testament to beauty, nature and environmental awareness, trees are the lifeblood of our existence so it makes sense to give them a day to celebrate.  Especially with kids, who are natural born tree huggers, make sure to [...]

8 Books About Trees for Arbor Day2019-01-03T16:05:29-06:00

Grounds/Landscaping Jobs Available at Dynamic, Locally-Owned Tree Service

ArborScape, a premier and growing Denver Metro area tree service company, is currently hiring full-time, experienced landscaping and grounds help for the 2019 season.  This is a great opportunity for the right person to move into year-round, full-time landscaping work, and pay commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to landscaping candidates who hold a [...]

Grounds/Landscaping Jobs Available at Dynamic, Locally-Owned Tree Service2019-04-12T16:21:59-06:00

FOMO alert! One week left to save 10% on tree trimming! Ends March 20th

One week left for winter rates. Spring is almost here and that means 10% off for winter work will go away. The last day to request an estimate and earn a 10% discount is March 20th. For customers who have already taken advantage of this offer, thank you! You save money and there are 10 [...]

FOMO alert! One week left to save 10% on tree trimming! Ends March 20th2019-03-13T11:19:24-06:00

Habitat responsibility: Arborscape and NREL

ArborScape and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) teamed up to create wildlife habitat at the South Table Mountain Campus in Golden, CO. ArborScape cut down several trees and bucked them up to use as log and brush piles to make cover and foraging habitat for migratory birds.  The NREL wildlife biologist and campus operations [...]

Habitat responsibility: Arborscape and NREL2016-12-06T15:25:41-06:00

ArborScape pros give back to Colorado veterans

via KDVR Fox31 Denver: DENVER -- It's a question nearly everyone who has visited Fort Logan National Cemetery in southwest Denver has likely pondered: How could you ever pay back those who paid such a price for their country? On Wednesday, a few dozen volunteers finally found a small way. “Absolutely. This is the best [...]

ArborScape pros give back to Colorado veterans2017-06-06T14:26:22-06:00

Welcome ArborScape’s Newest Family Member

Please join us to welcome our newest family member! This beautiful baby is brand new and we are overjoyed to have this new addition to our family. Our new baby girl, officially known as ArborScape’s 2017 Altec Freightliner, is on her way to reaching skylines in our community.   David Merriman, owner of ArborScape, found [...]

Welcome ArborScape’s Newest Family Member2017-06-06T14:26:22-06:00

ArborScape Is Landscape Industry Hidden Gem Again in 2015

We are proud to announce ArborScape has once again earned national recognition as a Landscape Management Industry Hidden Gem, a list from Green Industry Pros. This list includes 45 companies with at least 40% growth in a 6-year period. Although sales growth is a leading factor to place a company on this list, the Green [...]

ArborScape Is Landscape Industry Hidden Gem Again in 20152017-06-06T14:26:25-06:00

2016 Colorado Notable Trees Calendars are here!

see more at the Colorado Tree Coalition Oct 8, 2015 Of course it's not quite Halloween yet, and most of us wait until holiday shopping-time to start thinking about new calendars - but it'll be no time before there's Jingle Bells in every store! Scoop the rush with these beautiful new Colorado Notable Trees [...]

2016 Colorado Notable Trees Calendars are here!2017-06-06T14:26:26-06:00

Summer 2015 Tree Trimming Scam Alert

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 [...]

Summer 2015 Tree Trimming Scam Alert2018-07-19T17:14:27-06:00

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 20172017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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!2016-07-26T15:46:35-06:00

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 calculator2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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 app2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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 Gem2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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 Trucks2017-06-21T13:39:41-06:00

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?2017-06-06T14:26:29-06:00

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 Specialist2017-06-06T14:26:32-06:00

Personal Experience During 9/11

"I was at my job with netLibrary in Boulder making sales calls to the East Coast with Jeff, a co-worker. This was 7:00 am Mountain time, 9:00 am Eastern time. Around 7:15  my friend Lois said something about a plane crashing  into the World Trade Center.  I quickly passed on the importance of the conversation [...]

Personal Experience During 9/112015-10-01T14:34:43-06:00

Beetle Kill Removal Near Roads

 Denver, Colo. The Denver Post today reported clearing of beetle killed tree along 72 miles of road in Northern Colorado. "Crews have started clearing beetle-killed trees along 72 miles of Colorado roads because the weakened trees could fall without warning." Crews Clear Trees" by Monte Whaley Work begin in July and will continue through October. [...]

Beetle Kill Removal Near Roads2016-07-07T14:16:35-06:00

Postal Service Hires Arborscape for Massive Tree Care Project

 The United States Postal Service (USPS) distribution center in Denver chose ArborScape for its tree maintenance contract for 2012. It is one of the largest jobs in company history.  ArborScape beat out four competing tree companies by offering a better range of tree care services. "We are happy to serve the USPS.  I believe we [...]

Postal Service Hires Arborscape for Massive Tree Care Project2017-06-06T14:26:34-06:00

Aerial Lifts Gone Hybrid

 In the tree care industry being green is surprisingly hard.  The tree care industry requires many gas powered tools that, historically, do not have environmentally friendly options. However, new hybrid technology is changing that. Equipment that a tree service relies on, Aerial lifts Chain saws Stump grinders Aerators New technology is being marketed that defies [...]

Aerial Lifts Gone Hybrid2017-06-06T14:26:34-06:00

2012 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner!

2012 Arbor Day Poster Winner The winner of this years “Arbor Day Poster Contest” is Carson Elementary's Remy Biggs.  Remy's poster, which depicted how we should Celebrate Trees in our Community is on display at the state capital through April 23rd. Along with her poster are 40 posters that won in their respective [...]

2012 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner!2017-06-06T14:26:34-06:00

Arborscape Adds Second Prius to the Fleet

 In 2012 it is important to realize the effect we have on the world and community we live in. Although many times our impact is good, such as saving trees from disease, we also leave a large carbon footprint. We spend over $5000 a week  in gasoline during the growing season! It is the nature [...]

Arborscape Adds Second Prius to the Fleet2017-06-06T14:26:34-06:00

Lawn Care Services We Don’t Provide

  You can tell a lot about a Denver lawn service company by looking at what they don't provide and why. It seems like good business to offer services you do well and believe in. We understand that you want a one-stop yard service that can do it all. We want a one-stop marketing agency that [...]

Lawn Care Services We Don’t Provide2017-06-06T14:26:34-06:00

Denver Tree Sprayer Opening

ArborScape has a Denver tree sprayer opening in its tree spraying/PHC department the 2013 season. Requirements: Valid and current CO drivers license. Friendly and comfortable with customers. Ability to learn the following application processes within three months of hire: Deep root fertilization. Tree applications. Lawn applications. Soil injection. Must be able to learn and master [...]

Denver Tree Sprayer Opening2017-06-06T14:26:35-06:00

Free Tree Planting for Denver Residents

  Rob Davis, City Forester of Denver, wants city and county residents to know that free trees and free tree planting are available if you qualify. “We are giving preference to homes with good slots on the west side of their property but as you can see on the website, trees may be planted in [...]

Free Tree Planting for Denver Residents2018-07-19T17:14:39-06:00

ArborScape Adopts Pine in Red Feather Lakes Colorado

ArborScape Adopts Pine in Red Feather Lakes Colorado - estimated to be 500 years old. “ArborScape is pledging to make sure this tree makes it to the next century,” said Matt Johnson, Marketing Manager. “It was one of our customers who alerted us to the tree and the local history around it.” ArborScape has over twenty [...]

ArborScape Adopts Pine in Red Feather Lakes Colorado2017-06-06T14:26:36-06:00

Earth Day – The Perfect Time to Join ArborScape in Our Efforts to Protect Our Planet

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here at ArborScape we strive to continuously find ways we can minimize the negative impact we have on the environment. In our line of business it is extremely easy to have a massive carbon footprint which is why we have taken extra precaution to offset this affect. Not only do we [...]

Earth Day – The Perfect Time to Join ArborScape in Our Efforts to Protect Our Planet2015-10-01T14:58:37-06:00

ArborScape Services Sponsors 2011 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest

  The National Arbor Day Poster Contest will once again be held in 2011 despite attempts that have been made to discontinue the program. A number of interested groups including ArborScape Services, the Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Tree Coalition, and numerous cities are to thank for this; they came together to form a joint [...]

ArborScape Services Sponsors 2011 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest2017-06-06T14:26:36-06:00

“They Were Prompt in Setting Appointments” – Review of Tree Service

  Review by a Neighbor in Commerce City, CO Project: Trim or Remove Trees They were prompt in setting appointments for the quote and for the actual tree service, but they did not perform all the tasks they said they would from their quote. the tasks they preformed were very professional [hs_form id="6"]  

“They Were Prompt in Setting Appointments” – Review of Tree Service2015-10-01T15:00:39-06:00

Making a Quality Difference in Your Yard

  In 2011, our theme is Making a Quality Difference in Your Yard. Tree make the yard.  No question.  Trees grow on average about 10 percent per year during their maturing phase. Most tree services raise prices 10 percent based on that figure. In 2011 we are only increasing prices 3 percent and there is [...]

Making a Quality Difference in Your Yard2017-06-06T14:26:37-06:00

How Your Trees Are Doing in 60 Seconds or Less

  Since David started the company in 1996, ArborScape has been first and foremost a tree removal and tree trimming company. 2011 will likely be the first year in our history that those two crafts are not the two top categories of our business. Why is this important to you? Whether we take care of [...]

How Your Trees Are Doing in 60 Seconds or Less2017-06-06T14:26:37-06:00

Oak Decline at the Heart of Biking Fundraiser

Oak Decline at the Heart of Biking Fundraiser A Ride for Research by the International Society of Arboriculture on 23 March is aiming to raise funds from sponsored bike riders for urban tree research. The event also aims to be an educational vehicle to raise the importance of urban trees directly to school children.  Tree [...]

Oak Decline at the Heart of Biking Fundraiser2017-06-06T14:26:37-06:00

Interview with Denver Handywoman, Judy Browne

  Judy Browne is the creator and founder of Denver based Workshop for Women, where she offers fun, hands-on classes in basic home improvement skills for women. She is also a certified home inspector with Pillar to Post. We spoke with her about how she started the business and where it’s going. Thirst for Knowledge [...]

Interview with Denver Handywoman, Judy Browne2017-06-09T14:52:54-06:00

Tree Planting Guide – 10 Basic Steps

  I just posted an article called Tree Planting  Guide – 10 Basic Steps on our new tree care website. The website answers tree care questions with a staff of four arborists contributing. If you gotta question about your tree, we answer it for free!  

Tree Planting Guide – 10 Basic Steps2015-10-01T15:03:12-06:00

ArborScape Sustainability Initiatives – Hybrid Vehicles

 ArborScape Sustainability Initiatives – Hybrid Vehicles Like everyone else in the country, ArborScape is creating a sustainability strategy to save money and use resources more efficiently to protect the ecology. We are now testing a 2009 Toyota Prius to see if it will respond to the riggers of being a tree estimating vehicle and to [...]

ArborScape Sustainability Initiatives – Hybrid Vehicles2016-08-11T16:59:56-06:00

Condolences to the Family of Adam Mackintosh

  David Merriman and the entire ArborScape family wish to express our condolences to the family of Adam Mackintosh, the tree trimmer who died last Wednesday in Littleton, CO. According to news reports, Adam was thrown from the cherry picker he was using and fell 30 feet. The arm of the picker appears to have [...]

Condolences to the Family of Adam Mackintosh2016-08-04T14:31:52-06:00

Update: Emergency Tree Removal for the City of Denver

  We recently won a contract from the City of Denver Forestry Department to take care of tree removal and other emergency tree services. While we’ve been a licensed tree contractor for residential work and have done some tree trimming directly for the city, we are excited to serve and keep the streets safe from [...]

Update: Emergency Tree Removal for the City of Denver2017-06-06T14:26:43-06:00

Lawn Care and Tree Care Service Improvements

  Something we’ve heard from our plant health clients, folks who have us fertilize and protect their trees or lawn on a recurring basis, is that we need to provide more information about the process. What’s been done, what’s coming and why. This was confirmed by a marketing strategy conducted by a consultant. Information matters. [...]

Lawn Care and Tree Care Service Improvements2017-06-06T14:26:43-06:00

Why Does Denver Not Have a BioFuel Processing Facility?

  It's surprising that there’s no bio-mass conversion facility in Denver metro. Woody plants and chips from trees are a growing renewable resource that can fire power plants. A conversion facility for chips and other wood seems like a good idea for Denver for three reasons. The building and operation of conversion plants create good, [...]

Why Does Denver Not Have a BioFuel Processing Facility?2017-06-22T14:38:45-06:00

Hazard Tree Removal – Westminster CO

  All I got to say is that a very well built fence prevented a many ton cottonwood from toppling onto Lowell Blvd. Luckily the fence was barely scraped. Typically an HOA would charge back a homeowner to fix that. According to the city forester of Westminster, the tree had been like this for a [...]

Hazard Tree Removal – Westminster CO2018-07-19T17:13:59-06:00

ArborScape Owner Graduates from the ASCA Academy

 David Merriman just received his certificate of completion from the American Society of Consulting Arborists’ Academy. The program is considered very difficult by fellow arborists and tree services. Here is a scan of the certificate. The next step for him is to complete course work to become an RCA (Registered Consulting Arborist). Congrats.  [hs_form id="0"]  [...]

ArborScape Owner Graduates from the ASCA Academy2017-06-06T14:26:43-06:00