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Let’s Remember and Respect these are Living Things we’re Dealing With!

Trees are the lungs of the world; literally they are connected with our lungs.  Trees are also inter-connected with each other and with the general landscape. The removal of a tree influences the entire canopy - thus changing the balance of your yard. The right balance in your yard and in your neighborhood is generally [...]

Let’s Remember and Respect these are Living Things we’re Dealing With!2019-06-03T08:56:42-06:00

Good trees to plant and trees to avoid in dry climates

Spring is here and now is a preferred time to plant some trees. Colorado and Parker are hard areas to grow in because of the dry summers and the harsh winters.  The fact is, most trees prefer consistency and have a hard time with the extreme weather here in Colorado. Because of this the Colorado Tree [...]

Good trees to plant and trees to avoid in dry climates2019-04-12T17:04:31-06:00

How Trees Let You Know They Are Stressed

Trees might not throw a tantrum or get angry when stressed like we do, but they do have ways of showing that they are stressed. It’s a different kind of stress as well. Sort of like when we are hungry and get irritable. With trees it’s that they are thirsty and or hungry, reaching out [...]

How Trees Let You Know They Are Stressed2019-06-12T10:10:51-06:00

Winter Tree Pruning Begins. Get your Crabapple Trimmed Soon!

Winter tree trimming of fruit trees and other species vulnerable to blight such as, crabapple pear peach apple elm hawthorn Trimming of these trees will begin January 2nd and commence through the end of February. No need to wait for us to reach out to you if you have already received a free estimate but [...]

Winter Tree Pruning Begins. Get your Crabapple Trimmed Soon!2019-06-12T10:11:40-06:00

Are your Trees Ready for Winter? – El Nino Patterns Predict Heavy Snow

CBS Denver is predicting heavy, wet snow for the upcoming winter.  Are your trees ready for it? Here is how you can tell.  Mature trees that haven't been trimmed in more than 4 years might be vulnerable to broken branches. This is especially true for ash and maple trees. When we address a trim [...]

Are your Trees Ready for Winter? – El Nino Patterns Predict Heavy Snow2019-07-12T09:01:30-06:00

Six Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer

If you own an ash tree and live in Colorado, emerald ash borer threatens your tree. Six Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer Try ArborScape's new Emerald Ash Borer cost calculator - a free, straightforward web-based tool for those concerned about managing their ash trees into the future. Click here to try it out! Emerald ash borer is a [...]

Six Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer2018-08-27T09:29:15-06:00

2018 High Plains Drought Conditions Intensifying

  Drought is tightening its grip across the Southwest and High Plains regions as extreme-dry conditions spread throughout the area, per NOAA's High Plains Regional Climate Center data released May 8th. On the southern high plains, Oklahoma remains ground zero for the worst drought conditions in the United States; about 20 percent of the state is facing "exceptional [...]

2018 High Plains Drought Conditions Intensifying2019-06-05T16:52:30-06:00

More on Hiring a Tree Services Company

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company - Part Two Hiring out work on a tree trimming or tree removal project can be intimidating. In the first part of this series we shared questions to ask when evaluating a tree contractor.  Read on for more tips and tricks for making an optimal choice. [...]

More on Hiring a Tree Services Company2019-07-30T14:59:07-06:00

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company – Part One

You're searching to hire a tree service. Amazingly, every one advertises that no job is too big or too small. They all have great reviews on Yelp. They're all  known for their outstanding customer service. All you have to do is call the first one you find, because they all seem uniformly great,  right? Wrong. [...]

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Services Company – Part One2017-07-13T15:42:53-06:00

Preventing Codling Moth Saves Your Backyard Apples

Hobbyist apple growers may dream of eating backyard apples only to discover that worms have overtaken the fruit. The culprit is typically codling moth - and those worms are actually pupating larvae, aka caterpillars. Codling moth is a common fruit insect, attacking a variety of fruit trees, including apple and pear trees. The female moths [...]

Preventing Codling Moth Saves Your Backyard Apples2019-07-12T09:01:31-06:00

Denver metro resources for storm-damaged tree debris disposal

Many of our Denver-area neighbors may have downed branches in the yard or sidewalk - here's a handy list for major cities detailing how to get branches cleaned up and recycled, and other tree debris disposal.       Need help? Call us at 303-806-TREE or click here to schedule a little assistance with cleanup! City of [...]

Denver metro resources for storm-damaged tree debris disposal2019-08-20T12:24:46-06:00

Could my Oak Tree have Kermes Scale?

Is your Oak tree looking sick, scraggly, droopy, or all of the above? It could be due to the insect Kermes scale. What's that? Kermes scale is an insect pest of red and white oak trees, as well as pin and Gambrel oaks. Northern Red Oaks often become infested with Kermes scale, in particular, and are [...]

Could my Oak Tree have Kermes Scale?2019-06-12T10:06:30-06:00

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

Why Should I Hire a Certified Arborist? Why hire a certified arborist? A Certified ISA Arborist goes through stringent training and testing earning the privilege to care for trees for a living, and maintain the requisite business licenses and insurance appropriate to professional practitioners. Certified arborists are trained in the science of tree care, maintenance, [...]

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?2019-07-30T15:00:28-06:00

Fire blight treatment and management

Fire blight treatment and management - Part 3 in ArborScape Blog's series on this disease of fruit trees. Read on for details! Part 1 | Part 2 When your fruit tree has been diagnosed with fire blight by a qualified arborist, you'll usually also be provided with a range of options and course of fire [...]

Fire blight treatment and management2019-07-30T15:07:11-06:00

What are the symptoms of fire blight?

What are the symptoms of fire blight? How is it diagnosed? Part 2 of our series on this serious fruit tree disease - see Part 1 here. Begin watching for fireblight infections in early spring during periods of wet weather. This is when the bacteria begin to produce ooze. Visual symptoms first appear on the [...]

What are the symptoms of fire blight?2019-07-30T15:00:55-06:00

Boulder County puts EAB-killed ash wood to use

Great coverage from KUNC on an uplifting story of lemons to lemonade. As we know, in 2013 the invasive ash pest Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Boulder County - the furthest west this devastating parasite has so far spread. This prompted a quarantine to prevent ash wood from leaving the county and further allowing the spread [...]

Boulder County puts EAB-killed ash wood to use2019-07-30T15:07:55-06:00

Caring for Your Trees During Drought

Protecting and Caring for Your Trees During Drought Colorado is a semi-arid, shortgrass prairie with fluctuating weather patterns and inconsistent climate that makes growing trees challenging.  Drought only compounds the challenges. During times of drought there are several effective watering methods recommended to ensure trees receive the required moisture. When to Water During Drought All [...]

Caring for Your Trees During Drought2018-07-19T17:14:10-06:00

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?2019-07-12T09:32:06-06:00

Tree Care Mistakes? What Have You Done to Your Trees that You’ve Regretted?

  Have you over-fertilized or overwatered a tree? Had a loved tree removed and then found it could have been bolted and cabled to preserve it? Or had a crown pruning, also called "topping a tree" only to have the next seasons reveal an ugly, sucker laden monstrosity? We all have made these tree care [...]

Tree Care Mistakes? What Have You Done to Your Trees that You’ve Regretted?2019-06-12T12:57:27-06:00

Back to School Tree Care

The school year is underway - and whether your children are excited to go back, or despise the idea, it's important to make sure the rest of summer is enjoyable for all.  And although children are exponentially more important than your trees, there's no reason why you can't take care of both.  Because most plant [...]

Back to School Tree Care2017-08-31T11:26:34-06:00

Back to School Tree Care Part 2

  Continued from Back to School Tree Care, Part 1 Another great way to keep your tree hydrated and prevent scorching is to place mulch around the base.  This will help keep the soil moist while feeding your tree nutrients from the broken down mulch.  When applying,  make sure the mulch isn't right up against [...]

Back to School Tree Care Part 22019-06-12T13:07:53-06:00

How to Choose a Tree Service – Are Reviews Reliable?

How do you choose a tree service to hire? How do you know they're reliable, trustworthy and competent? They show up in your yellow pages, Google, and neighborly reviews - but show no proof of quality. So, you narrow it down to a few companies that match the general criteria that you're looking for. What next? These [...]

How to Choose a Tree Service – Are Reviews Reliable?2019-07-30T15:11:16-06:00

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 Watering2019-07-30T15:11:37-06:00

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 Epidemic2019-07-30T15:11:50-06:00

When Should I Prune Denver Lilacs?

The best time to prune Denver lilacs is just after the spring flowers have faded. This is because lilacs set the next year's flower buds immediately after the flowers have died. Late lilac trimming (or early, depending on how you look at it) will kill off these buds, thus the plant won't produce flowers the next season. Lilacs are [...]

When Should I Prune Denver Lilacs?2019-08-02T13:06:07-06:00

Tree pruning and tree training

Many people associate pruning with changing the structure of your tree to fit a different shape or style - but this isn't necessarily the case. Altering the structure of the tree is known as “Tree Training”. This is a much better way to develop an alternate form for your tree. Pruning should be used to [...]

Tree pruning and tree training2019-06-25T13:32:41-06:00

10 Denver Tree Pruning Ordinances and Guidelines You Need To Know

  Unlike most major cities, in Denver, property owners are responsible for the care of “their” street trees even though they’re technically owned by the People of Denver. That means you (as "owner") are responsible for obeying city tree pruning ordinances. Private trees, such as those in your backyard, have fewer restrictions, but you're required [...]

10 Denver Tree Pruning Ordinances and Guidelines You Need To Know2019-07-30T15:13:08-06:00

Tree Pruning Approaches

  Pruning for Structure (Structure Pruning) There are classes of tree pruning that designate how much will be taken out of the tree. These classes or designations are dictated by what the arborist feels is healthy for the tree. However, it gives customers a cost structure and way to compare estimate pricing, and also a [...]

Tree Pruning Approaches2019-07-30T15:31:27-06:00

How to Fell A Tree | (Be Careful)

  Cutting down a tree is very dangerous to you, to your family, friends and neighbors, and to surrounding structures and buildings. If you are looking to save money by doing it on your own, that’s great. Invest in a couple hours time by a consulting arborist to guide you, save some money and protect [...]

How to Fell A Tree | (Be Careful)2019-07-30T15:31:41-06:00

Winter Tree Care and Landscaping Tips

January Check house plants for dust build-up on leaves and clean with damp cloth. Inventory garden tools for repair or replacement. Check power tools for tune-up, repair or replacement. Sketch a map of your yard and locate important plants. Take a walk around your yard for ideas for new landscaping or renovation. Visit garden [...]

Winter Tree Care and Landscaping Tips2019-07-30T15:13:43-06:00

Top Ten Tips To Consider When Planting a Tree

Tips To Consider When Planting a Tree Ten things to consider Height. Will the tree fit its location and not hit anything when it's fully grown, above and below ground? Canopy spread. How wide will the tree grow? Will the trunk or limbs hit the building?  Remember that when leaves fall, they plug and clog [...]

Top Ten Tips To Consider When Planting a Tree2019-07-30T15:14:37-06:00

Leaf Spots on Aspen Leaves

  Leaf spot fungus on an aspen tree has no known chemical control. It can be minimized through good cultural practices. Raking and disposing of leaves in the fall will help as they are the main mode of transport from tree to tree. Also known as marssonina or ink spot,  this fungii will make all [...]

Leaf Spots on Aspen Leaves2019-06-13T08:57:21-06:00

Get Cheap Stump Removal Prices

 Take it from me, your tree care advocate, tree stump removal is a negotiated price with room to move. When you get a free quote from a tree service, they will take into account, your house your car how much knowledge you seem to possess how you found them Then in creating a tree removal [...]

Get Cheap Stump Removal Prices2019-07-30T15:32:24-06:00

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 Steps2019-07-26T10:44:37-06:00

Trees Are People Too – Fertilization in the Fall

  Our lives are full of environmental stressors. We all know what they are: large workloads processed food pollution These stressors can cause disease. Trees, like humans, are susceptible to environmental stressors as well. Just a few examples of tree stressors are: low moisture competition from other trees and shrubs nearby construction Thus, it is important to [...]

Trees Are People Too – Fertilization in the Fall2019-06-13T08:58:29-06:00

Rain and Overwatering Trees

We’ve gotten, rain, snow, sleet and hail in May 2010. You may not have to water your trees as much as past years. There is no hard and fast rule about how much water a tree needs - but it's entirely possible to tell when you're overwatering trees! Shallow roots mean too much water. Taking [...]

Rain and Overwatering Trees2019-07-26T10:48:10-06:00

Thousand Cankers Infecting Denver’s Walnut Trees

last updated Ongoing die-off of black walnuts in the Denver metro area are due to a tree disease called Thousand Cankers. No consistently effective cure is known, but we are are working with state and local entities on treatment options. If you're worried about your black walnut, and live in Denver metro or Boulder,  it’s best [...]

Thousand Cankers Infecting Denver’s Walnut Trees2019-08-20T12:24:45-06:00

April Tree Care for Denver

  April Prepare to activate the sprinkler system. Aerate and fertilize the lawn, use pre-emergent for weed control. Deep root trees and shrubs. Trim trees. Spray for IPS. Check for Aphids. Remove Tree wrap from tree after April 20. Plant summer flowering bulbs. Plant flower. Plant a new tree. Apply Cambistat growth regulator. Cooly Spruce [...]

April Tree Care for Denver2019-06-13T13:50:47-06:00

May Tree Care Tips

May Mulch around flower and shrub beds to conserve moisture and keep down weeds. Water plants, trees, shrubs and lawn infrequently, but thoroughly. After May 20th, put out annuals and perennials. Spray for Mountain Pine Beetle. Check for Aphids. Fertilize annuals and perennials with fertilizer. Trim trees as needed. Fertilize the lawn. Plant new trees. [...]

May Tree Care Tips2019-06-13T13:52:01-06:00

Denver Winter Tree Watering

The last thing most of our clients want to do on a Sunday afternoon in winter is unpack their garden hose to water their trees. We don't blame you - but if you don’t see that your landscape trees get *sufficient* water, don’t be surprised when they're suffering next summer. Here's what the CSU [...]

Denver Winter Tree Watering2019-07-26T10:53:09-06:00