Killer Bark Beetles

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Bark beetles prey on may species of trees. Several of these beetles that have been in the news lately, are active in the Roaring Fork Valley and can kill an untreated tree. It is not the adult beetle, rather the larvae that does the damage. The female beetle lays her eggs in the bark of a tree, the eggs hatch…

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Fall Snow Storm Tree Damage

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The early snow storms that hit the high country over the first few weeks in October caused significant tree damage from Basalt to Aspen. Our crews have been working overtime since the event to cleanup the damage. We received over 100 calls for service. Not all the tree damage Mother Nature causes can be prevented. A tree shedding branches is…

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Needle Cast: Why your tree is turning brown

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Why Your Tree is Turning Brown Every fall spruce and pine trees come into balance by shedding interior needles and less productive limbs that are unable to be supported by the tree’s root system.  This is a natural phenomenon and should not be confused with impacts from insect or disease.  Trees that are in wet sites, have pushed a lot…

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Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado

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The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive species discovered in Michigan in 2002. Most likely introduced from Asian origins, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has killed tens of millions of trees in Michigan alone and tens of millions more across the eastern United States. While the adult EAB is only minimally damaging by feeding on foliage, EAB larvae…

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The Mountain Tree Blog

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What’s happening right now to the trees in the mountains of Colorado? Trees are beginning to come awake!  As soil temperatures warm- microbial activity within the soil is becoming active.  Flower buds are swelling and root growth is beginning to occur.  Any time soil temperatures are above freezing your trees still need water.  If it continues to stay dry, you…

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