Category Archives: Tree Maintenance


Denver’s Spring Snow Storms

Denver’s Spring Snow Storms

Sometimes the weather in Denver is pretty amazing. Denver had a warm and sunny Saturday and four inches of snow between Sunday through Monday. If it had snowed more, the tree damage across the city would have been significant because the deciduous trees had leafed out. Heavy snows collects on the leafs and break branches. The best way to protect trees from snow storm damage…

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Silver Maple Denver’s Most Common Shade Tree

Silver Maple Denver’s Most Common Shade Tree

Acer saccharinum There are disadvantages to monoculture tree plantings if the species selected has problems. Unfortunately, these problems usually manifest themselves decades after planting. Silver maples have soft bark and wood. The trees wound easily which make them susceptible to fungal infections. Wood rot is a common silver maple alignment, which over time causes trees to become unstable. Large branches can break off unexpectedly. This…

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Basic Tree Care in Denver

In the South trees just grow. People just do not think about it. I remember visiting a brother in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the summer. He had cut some tree branches to make stakes for his tomato garden. All the stakes sprouted! This would not happen in Denver because Colorado has a dry climate. Denver’s dry climate creates issues in growing and caring for trees. A…

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Tree Selection and Placement

Denver’s is a city of trees because most were planted. The most popular trees since the 1890s have been silver maple, ash, walnut, American elm, honey locust, Siberian elms, ginkgo, Kentucky coffee tree, oak, crabapple, linden, catalpa, and cottonwood. Tree species fall in and out of favor based on the approved city planting polices and esthetic trends of the time. Since trees live a long…

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Avoiding Tree & Utility Conflicts

Avoiding Tree & Utility Conflicts When it comes to planting your trees, there are some factors to think about of where you want to plant your tree so it can be safe for your sake and for the trees sake.  We have to think if we are going to put it in the back or the front. If you are going to put it in…

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