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What is the Worth of a Tree?

What is the Worth of a Tree?

Trees shade and cool homes on a hot day and add neighborhood ambience. They increase the enjoyment of a person who drives or walks down a tree lined street. Trees create street appeal and make neighborhoods more beautiful. But are trees actually worth money? The answer is yes. Type in “What is a tree worth?” into Google, several tree value calculators come up in the…

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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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Surprising Tree Count on South High Street

The impression a person gets driving tens block down South High Street in Washington Park in Denver is it lined with large trees. But, when the street is walked on foot, it is surprising how many new trees have been planted over the last 10-20 years. It is human nature to notice large things, but the tree landscape along South High Street is in transition….

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Potential $1 Billion Economic Impact of The Emerald Ash Borer on Denver County

This blog is based on readings from the multi-state bulletin put out by the North Central Integrated Pest Management in 2009 and an article published in the ISA Arboriculture and Urban Forestry publication in 2007. See bibliography and links to the articles below. The North Central part of the United States has been dealing with the EAB the longest. Colorado can build upon the knowledge…

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Time to Get Trees Trimmed in Denver

The early spring and winter in Denver is why homeowners should think about getting their trees trimmed. You have a beautiful sunny day, then is it snows. Some of Denver’s biggest snow storms occur in late spring or early winter. Snow damage is more sever when trees still have leafs. The leafs catch the snow and it breaks branches. A large storm can wreak havoc…

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