Trees: Once again, the weather this early spring has driven how we care for our landscapes. The first three months of 2017 have been very dry and much warmer than normal so we have been telling everyone to get outside and water their landscapes. Over the last two weeks we have begun to see the […]
Tree Top Times
Tree of the Month – The Golden Raintree!
It’s that time of year again! The Crabapples and Pears are in bloom, and buds are beginning to sprout. This month we’re going to take a look at a gorgeous flowering tree called the Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata). This tree grows to a height of 35’ and spreads to around 35’. It has large […]
Winter Watering – Put on your to-do list!
We may sound like a broken record when we talk about watering trees in the winter, but somehow this crucial practice remains one of the most overlooked tasks of caring for trees in Colorado. Maintaining adequate soil moisture helps to prevent unnecessary root loss due to desiccation. It is always our hope that Mother Nature […]
How to Take Care of Your Trees in the Winter
Denver – and Colorado, in general – can have some pretty harsh winters, and we’re off to a really dry start. That’s why it’s important to take all the necessary precautions to ensure your trees are primed for the season. Don’t forget proper fertilization and watering. The key word here is “proper.” You don’t want […]
Fireblight – What to do?
Although this fall has been exceptionally warm, we know that the cold temperatures are right around the corner. The cold temperatures offer an opportunity to begin pruning trees and shrubs that are currently, or potentially, infected by various fungal and bacterial diseases. These diseases are less active in the dormant season, so the likelihood of […]
Fall is Here!
The leaves are beginning to change and Mother Nature is putting on a show. As the caretakers of our landscapes we can assist our trees and shrubs in order to put on the best display of fall color possible. The key is water, which in Colorado is no surprise. Our trees require water to go […]
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 […]
Summertime woes – Fireblight, Japanese Beetles and more.
It is only July, and 2016 has already been an interesting season. The cool and wet May has produced lots of foliar and vascular diseases. We have seen cedar-apple rust for the first time in a few years. Oak leaf blister has been evident all over the Denver Metro area. Fireblight in Apples, Crabapples, and […]
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 […]
Spring weather, your trees and what to look out for!
Spring in Colorado can be hard on our landscapes. This spring is no exception with two significant snow storms that resulted in major limb breakage. This damage impacts our trees in many ways, some immediate and obvious, and some are delayed and are more difficult to see. It is easy to see how the limbs […]