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Damaged Tree Cleanup

It’s tough to go anywhere in the metro area this week without seeing property owners and work crews cleaning up after the weekend snowstorm that damaged so many trees around Denver. The wet, heavy snow broke branches and even split trees into many neighborhoods. If you’re working on cleaning up, here are some updated guidelines and

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Tree Maintenance

Does it seem as if winter here in Colorado is already over? Warm temperatures and dry stretches certainly make it feel that way. Never fear, though; we all know we’ll be getting periods of snow and cold until May at least.Here are some highlights on winter and early spring care for your trees: MULCH: If you haven’t mulched

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Celebrate Community Trees

Jissel is from Parkview Elementary in Lamar. The posters of all 48 school winners were displayed on the first floor of the Colorado State Capitol from April 24th through April 30th and Jissel was recognized at an event at the Capitol on April 28th. This year’s poster theme was “Celebrate Trees in Our Community”. Colorado

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Scotch Pine With Hole

Can it be saved? Answer: If there is a bark beetle of some sort in the tree, then a spray will only cost you money. The timing of bark beetle spraying needs to be done before the tree is infested. Generally, the timing of tree treatment is just as important as knowing what type of

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Emerald Ash Borer Update

As of 2018, there was no reported EAB evidence in Highlands Ranch, Centennial, or suburban South Denver. You may have read this story in the Denver Post on Monday, September 9th about the City of Denver shifting its forestry management from planting trees to managing and maintaining the 2.2 million trees in Denver’s urban forest. 

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Aspen Tree Q & A

The question was asked about the aspen tree pictured, standing around 10 yards from where the owner and I were standing. What’s wrong with that aspen tree? Here is what I saw from that vantage point in the customer’s yard. We were discussing another tree at that point so I made a note to check

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Tree Care Issues

As Highlands Ranch’s trees become mature, we’ve seen a small but real change in the type and amount of issues that Highlands Ranch residents encounter. So we wanted to take a few hundred words to highlight some of the issues your neighbors have asked us about so you can have a deeper understanding of tree

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Tree Maturation

For years Highlands Ranch has been considered a new county although it is technically unincorporated.  New buildings, new people, and new trees.  These young trees haven’t had the opportunity to provide many of the benefits trees provide for an area.  But as the years have gone by Highlands Ranch trees have begun maturing along with it.

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Tree City

Highlands Ranch was named a Tree City USA for the 21st consecutive year in 2011.  The National Arbor Day Foundation awards the designation to communities that spend 2$ a year per capita on tree preservation and trimming and have a dedicated forestry office among other considerations. This year, the Metro District of H’ Ranch was

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Carbaryl based products

Carbaryl, used in brand name products Sevin, is the standard mountain pine beetle treatment and has been used in agriculture since the 1950s. However, permethrin, a new chemical found in Astro and other products has gained steam over the last decade because of its lower toxicity, easier clean-up, and near parity in effectiveness. Here are

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