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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

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 pruning2019-01-22T10:17:11-06:00

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 Stressed2019-01-02T16:28:28-06:00

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!2019-01-03T15:52:24-06:00

Why should you water in the winter?

"Why should I bother watering in the winter? Isn't the snowfall enough?" This is a question we hear a good deal from new residents unused to the high plains desert Colorado is largely composed of. Sure, you water in our dry summers, but as the weather turns and the snow begins to fall, you [...]

Why should you water in the winter?2018-07-23T10:33:19-06:00

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 Snow2018-12-19T08:44:58-06:00

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

Why are root stimulator applications useful in tree care?

Root stimulator applications encourage tree root development but specifically the fine root hair development. A fall application should limit nitrogen as excessive nitrogen can upset the tree's natural cycle into winter dormancy. The main difference between root stimulator applications and deep root fertilization is that a root stimulator uses little to no iron and nitrogen.  In certain situations,  [...]

Why are root stimulator applications useful in tree care?2018-09-10T15:33:15-06:00

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 Intensifying2018-05-11T15:11:14-06:00

Loveland: Proactive monitoring for EAB

Loveland sets traps to monitor emerald ash borer Each year, for the past seven years, Loveland parks staff have placed traps in strategic areas to monitor whether the emerald ash borer has arrived in the city. Again, 10 traps were being placed Monday. The pest has not been confirmed anywhere in Larimer County, in traps [...]

Loveland: Proactive monitoring for EAB2018-08-24T17:20:53-06:00

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes

 Perennials and other landscaping plants are better able to tolerate winter conditions when they're well prepared. Try the tips below to keep your property in peak form come spring!   via wikimedia   Winter watering is key for our Colorado climate. Most homeowners realize the need for watering trees in the growing season, [...]

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes2018-03-14T10:35:47-06:00

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 Company2018-05-25T15:05:17-06:00

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 Apples2017-06-15T14:44:40-06:00

EAB Press Release from Colorado State Forest Service

Apr. 17, 2017 BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Many Coloradans plant trees in the spring because it’s the best time of year to get new trees established, and communities around the state will be hosting plantings this week to recognize Colorado’s Arbor Day – which this year falls on April 21. With the exotic, tree-killing emerald ash [...]

EAB Press Release from Colorado State Forest Service2017-06-06T14:26:21-06:00

About Merit Injection

Merit is a systemic injectible insectiside, best done in spring or fall for season long control of leaf- and needle-feeding insects, bronze Birch borer, and is effective in controlling Emerald Ash Borer when the pest population is low. Merit is based on the insecticide Imidacloprid, used to help control pests and insects on trees. It is [...]

About Merit Injection2017-01-31T16:32:58-06:00

2016 Emerald Ash Borer Roundup

As we know, the devastating, invasive parasite Emerald Ash Borer has been making relentless inroads in the midwest throughout 2016.  Following are updates to round out the year in news.  Find FAQ and basics on the Emerald Ash Borer here. Do you have concerns about your Ash tree? We'll be happy to come out and assess it [...]

2016 Emerald Ash Borer Roundup2017-06-06T14:26:21-06:00

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

Your August Colorado Insect Checklist

August Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events - Denver, South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in the South and East Counties area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should only be used as a guideline to anticipate and [...]

Your August Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-08T14:04:16-06:00

Elm Leaf Beetle Treatment

  Elm leaf beetles can be serious pests of elm trees throughout Colorado. These insects feed on elm leaves and cause them to dry up and die. This gives heavily infested trees an unsightly, general brown color. Repeated injuries also weaken trees and make them prone to branch dieback and wind injury. Elm leaf beetles [...]

Elm Leaf Beetle Treatment2016-07-07T16:26:21-06:00

Prevent Garden Hail Damage

Hailstorms are increasingly a fact of life along the Colorado Front Range. The geographical juxtaposition of eastern plains and Front Range, with clashing wind currents from all directions, is a recipe for perfect hail-producing thunderstorms. We frequently deal with sirens, severe-weather warnings and storms producing hail of any size from pea to golf ball from May [...]

Prevent Garden Hail Damage2018-07-19T17:14:15-06:00

Your June Colorado Insect Checklist

June Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East, and West Metro  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help [...]

Your June Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:22-06:00

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 Trail2018-03-28T14:39:55-06:00

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 disposal2018-07-19T17:14:18-06:00

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?2016-07-14T14:48:27-06:00

Your May Colorado Insect Checklist

May Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

Your May Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:25-06:00

Your April Colorado Insect Checklist

April Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

Your April Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:25-06:00

Your March Colorado Insect Checklist

March Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable - this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize common insect [...]

Your March Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:25-06:00

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?2017-06-06T14:26:25-06:00

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 management2018-08-29T19:01:06-06:00

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?2018-08-29T18:30:20-06:00

What is Fire Blight?

Fire blight is a bacterial disease that affects certain species in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is especially destructive to apples, pears, and crabapples. The disease also can occur on serviceberries, flowering quinces, cotoneasters, hawthorns, quinces, pyracanthas, blackberries, raspberries, and mountain ashes. Leaves darken and wilt but remain attached to the tree (see above), giving [...]

What is Fire Blight?2018-08-29T18:29:10-06:00

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 use2017-06-06T14:26:26-06:00

Your November Colorado Insect Checklist

November Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize [...]

Your November Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:26-06:00

Your October Colorado Insect Checklist

October Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver metro and Boulder, Denver South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in our area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize [...]

Your October Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:26-06:00

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs

Great Fall Color Plants for the Mountain West One major reason we love Colorado living is the magnificent autumn firework display our wealth of trees provides… and the best recipe for brilliant fall foliage color combines warm days, cool nights, and plenty of sunshine -- sound familiar? Try these underused but worthwhile trees and shrubs for [...]

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs2018-07-19T17:14:26-06:00

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

Your September Colorado Insect Checklist

September Colorado Insect checklist of some common insect-related events – Denver, South and East  This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in the South and East Counties area. Year to year variations are considerable, and this should only be used as a guideline to anticipate and help [...]

Your September Colorado Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:26-06:00

Colorado July Insect Checklist

CHECKLIST OF COMMON INSECT RELATED EVENTS - Metro Denver/Boulder Area This is a generalized checklist of when some of the more important insect related events tend to occur in the Central, South and East Counties areas. Year to year variations are considerable and this should only be used as a guideline to anticipate and help recognize [...]

Colorado July Insect Checklist2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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?)2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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

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 tips2017-07-19T13:30:16-06:00

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 Remedies2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

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?2017-06-06T14:26:28-06:00

Free Mulch in Aurora

May 8, 2014 - Mulching is an important part of a successful landscape, especially in Colorado’s arid climate. A 3 to 4 inch layer of wood chips, bark, or other organic material over the soil is recommended because it: HELPS retain soil moisture reduce weeds and controls grass INCREASES soil fertility when mulch decomposes IMPROVES [...]

Free Mulch in Aurora2017-06-06T14:26:28-06:00

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 Drought2017-06-06T14:26:28-06:00

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 [...]

Clients Continue to Add Winter Tree Services2017-06-06T14:26:28-06:00
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