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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

Save 10% on Tree Removal and Tree Pruning

January 16, 2019 - You can save 10% on tree work when taking advantage of our low cost winter rates. This could save you hundreds of dollars, especially on large tree removals which can range from $1,000 for an average ornamental, to $4,000 for large cottonwoods. On a deal like that 10% off really adds [...]

Save 10% on Tree Removal and Tree Pruning2019-06-12T10:09:30-06:00

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

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 introduces new instant tree quotes app

Ever wanted a quick reference for your tree removal, tree trimming, or other tree services? Curious about how stump removals are priced? We've developed a new instant tree quotes app - four years in the making - to streamline your estimate process - fast and hassle-free. click through to try it out - FreeTreeBids.com [...]

Arborscape introduces new instant tree quotes app2019-06-11T13:45:06-06:00

Littleton Crabapple Trail

Littleton Crabapple Trail 2016 If you live in Littleton or close by, you know one of the highlights of Spring in your neighborhood is the annual explosion of luminous rose crabapple blossom that heralds approaching gardening season. Of course, this spectacular attraction didn’t grow up all by itself - many, if not most, of today’s [...]

Littleton Crabapple Trail2019-06-12T10:14:55-06:00

Denver Firewood Sourcing Roundup

Winter’s brought us a lot of ups and downs so far this time around - and a lot of folks who prepared for cold early, seemingly by scarfing up all the available firewood for miles around! Speaking for ArborScape, we’re sadly out of firewood ourselves, with no more available seasoned and for sale until next year. [...]

Denver Firewood Sourcing Roundup2019-07-15T15:18:58-06:00

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

Trees on the Roof of the Courthouse Tower

Friday tree fact: the courthouse tower groves of Greensburg The town of Greensburg, Indiana, is known as the “Tree City” for the over-a-dozen trees that have been growing out of the roof of the Decatur County Courthouse serially for 145 years. (They're believed to have sprouted from seeds in bird droppings.) In 1870, the citizens of Greensburg began [...]

Trees on the Roof of the Courthouse Tower2019-06-18T13:19:14-06:00

Friday Tree Facts: Unique Trees of Socotra

Friday Tree Facts - unique trees of Socotra The island of Socotra, situated in the Indian Ocean between Somalia and Yemen,  has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 [...]

Friday Tree Facts: Unique Trees of Socotra2019-07-12T09:01:27-06:00

Friday Tree Fact: Plant Family Values

Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario show that plants are capable of recognizing their siblings and will give them preferential treatment, competing less for valuable resources like root space than they otherwise would when surrounded by plants that are "strangers".   photo Flickr intherough   "Our view of nature is sometimes [...]

Friday Tree Fact: Plant Family Values2019-06-12T11:03:09-06:00

Friday Funfact: The Tree that is an Entire Forest

Seen from a distance, you'd be justified in thinking the Great Banyan Tree in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden is a small, independent forest.  Yet step into its shade and see the connection of branches -  and you realize: wait, this is all one big, big.....  BIG tree.   from Atlas Obscura: The Great Banyan [...]

Friday Funfact: The Tree that is an Entire Forest2019-06-12T12:41:53-06:00

Friday Funfact: DaVinci’s Tree Theory

page from Da Vinci's notebook 500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci observed a simple fact that nobody had apparently ever noticed before: that "all branches of a tree … put together are equal in thickness to its trunk." In other words, if a tree’s branches were folded upward and squeezed together, the [...]

Friday Funfact: DaVinci’s Tree Theory2019-06-12T12:42:22-06:00

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 Trees2019-06-12T12:43:49-06:00

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 1012019-07-15T16:11:50-06:00

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 20172019-07-12T09:33:07-06:00

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!2019-07-12T08:58:59-06:00

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 Remedies2019-07-12T08:58:59-06:00

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 calculator2019-07-12T09:02:18-06:00

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 app2019-07-12T09:32:07-06:00

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

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 Services2019-07-12T09:29:24-06:00

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

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 Approval2019-06-13T14:57:54-06:00

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

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 Scare2019-07-12T09:09:29-06:00

Video – Severe Drought Means Tree Trouble (9News)

Here is what you need to do over the next two weeks. According to 9News, 1. Get a deep root watering system. spruce and pine especially need water now. 2. Use a low or no nitrogen fertilizer 3. Aerate your lawn. The damage will show up a year or two later if they don't do [...]

Video – Severe Drought Means Tree Trouble (9News)2019-06-12T12:56:32-06:00

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

Are Wind Credits Good for the Colorado Economy?

  The Denver Post reported today that Vestas, wind turbine manufacturer, is laying off 90 workers in its Pueblo, Colo. plant because of the expiration of wind energy tax credits in 2013. Do you think wind energy credits should be extended to help create skilled jobs in Colorado? Are Wind Credits Good for the Colorado [...]

Are Wind Credits Good for the Colorado Economy?2019-06-12T13:00:57-06:00

Drought Requires a New Look at Tree Watering

When we have an extra short winter, with very little snow pack, Colorado is typically in a mild to moderate state of drought.  Prolonged dry periods put stress on your trees by drying out the soil. These conditions make it extremely difficult to keep your trees thriving. While our outreach mostly talks about the importance of [...]

Drought Requires a New Look at Tree Watering2019-06-12T13:15:29-06:00

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 Project2019-07-16T16:10:40-06:00

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

How the Drought is Helping the Pine Beetle Epidemic

  The pine beetle took off after the 2002 drought.  The 2012 drought could do the same thing. If you live in a mountain pine beetle hot spot, Arborscape Inc Denver is issuing a watering alert to all pine tree owners on the Front Range. “While statistical evidence is variable, anecdotal evidence shows that there [...]

How the Drought is Helping the Pine Beetle Epidemic2019-06-12T13:18:12-06:00

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

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

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

Shopping for Your Christmas Tree Online

  Shopping For Your Christmas Tree Online By Michiel Van Kets Most shoppers look online these days before buying anything too expensive, even if it is only to research prices and brands. It pays to know all there is about a product before parting with your hard earned money, and using the internet means you [...]

Shopping for Your Christmas Tree Online2019-06-12T13:27:32-06:00

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

Tree Pest Control with ArborJet

  We have been working on some new articles to support our services and one of the things we are excited about is using tree injection as a way of controlling pine beetles and other pests and fungi. Yes we get excited by stuff like that.  Here is why it’s important to you. It virtually [...]

Tree Pest Control with ArborJet2019-06-12T13:28:35-06:00

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

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