Heavy Japanese Beetle Numbers Expected This Year

One insect, 300 target plants. That’s the reality when dealing with Japanese beetles (JP), especially in boom years, like the one predicted in 2017. This half-inch beetle with a voracious appetite prefers rose plants and linden trees, but has been observed defoliating over 300 different types of plant and tree species. Warming Front Range soils Read More …

Updated Tree Damage Cleanup Tips, Spring 2015

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 in many neighborhoods. If you’re working on cleaning up, here are some updated guidelines and Read More …

Late Winter, Early Spring Tree Maintenance in Highlands Ranch

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 Read More …

2014 Celebrate Trees in Our Community Poster Contest Winner

This year’s poster theme was “Celebrate Trees in Our Community”. Colorado fifth graders from around the state participated, with schools submitting winning posters for the statewide judging event. The Colorado Tree Coalition selected Jissel Silva’s poster as the winner of the 2014 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest!   Jissel is from Parkview Elementary in Lamar. Read More …