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Heat, pests, sprinklers and diseases!

The summer of 2016 is in full effect. We are racking up the 90 degree days, and our landscapes are beginning to suffer as a result. Insect populations are high with record numbers of Japanese Beetles, aphids, and mites showing up this season. The combination of insect damage and heat stress is enough to frustrate […]

Drought Stress and Damage Alert:

Drought Stress and Damage Alert: The July weather has hit lawns hard: Many lawns in the Denver area are showing heavy drought stress and insect damage. One of the first signs to look for beyond the brown spots in any stressed lawn is seeing if walking across it leaves easy to see footprints, or does […]

Lawn care tips for warm (HOT) weather!

The transition from cooler spring weather to hot summer weather has been a quick change over this year. This leads to extra stress on the lawn.  There are a few things home owners can do and should know about their lawns as the heat of summer gets into high gear. Mowing: Mowing height adjustment is […]

Get to Know Eric Hanneken – Planting Manager

Eric was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he began work in the landscape field. His 9 years of experience include working for a garden center, a tree company, commercial lawn maintenance, and residential/commercial landscaping. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in August of 2016, and left […]

How to Treat for the Japanese Beetle in Denver

The Japanese Beetle is relatively new to Colorado, but its impact has already been felt across the state, including in Denver. The beetle has been a destructive pest in the United States since the early 1900s, but it didn’t show up in Colorado until the 21st century. After successful eradication practices in Palisade, the beetle […]

Get to Know Chad Szpunar

Get to know us – Meet Chad Szpunar My name is Chad Szpunar.  Before starting work with Mountain High Tree in November of 2014, I owned and operated a small tree care service in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 9 years.  Currently I am a foreman at Mountain High Tree in the tree pruning and removal […]

Lawn and Native Grass Weeds at all time HIGH!

Lawn manager, Lee Kral says that weeds are the worst that he has ever seen them. Is yours or your neighbors yard turning yellow?  Call us at Mountain High Tree, we can help.  Weeds have been out of control this season as the weather has created the perfect condition for them to take hold. “Fairy […]

Mild conditions – what insects to look out for.

Thus far our spring has been mild in temperature and blessed with periodic moisture. These mild conditions have helped many trees produce abundant foliage. Abundant foliage may look pleasing, but can also offer an expansive pallet of food for many chronic insects like aphids, mites, and scales. The insects can have multiple generations in a […]

Vole Damage is Rapidly Appearing

Now that temperatures are warming, the chewing and feeding done by voles this winter is showing up with a vengeance. Especially hard hit are areas of Monument and the Broadmoor. Many spreading and mounding junipers are yellowing and browning rapidly.               Quick facts on voles: • Often called meadow, […]