Category Archives: Tree Removal


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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Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado

Gardening By Susan Clotfelter The Denver Post Posted:   10/12/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT | Updated:   2 months ago   Emerald ash borer larvae live in the nutrient-supplying layers of ash trees, creating trademark serpentine tunnels and killing the trees within three to five years. (Christopher Asaro, Virginia Department of Forestry, Bugwood.org) Related Stories Nov 12: Emerald ash borer puts Colorado tree experts on alert…

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Emerald Ash Borer Causes Emergency Tree Quarantine

Ash trees in Colorado are now in jeopardy since the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Colorado in 2013. The borer is an invasive species from China that has killed over ten million ash trees across the U.S. since 2002. The emerald ash borer larvae bore into ash tree bark and feed on the nutrient and water conducting tissues. The trees eventually starve to death….

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Serious Threat to Black Walnut Trees in the Denver Area

  Since its entry into Colorado in 2003, Thousand Canker Disease effects Black Walnut trees. The Thousand Canker Disease is caused by a fungus carried by the Walnut Twig Beetle. In the process of tunneling into the tree, the beetles transmit the Geosmitha fungus into the phloem tissue which transports nutrients and the fungus throughout the tree. Affected trees have yellowing leafs, thinning upper tree…

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