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 basic tree care knowledge will help homeowners keep their trees healthy.

The biggest mistake homeowners make in Denver is assuming snow on the ground means their trees and brushes are getting enough water to survive the winter. The next sunny winter day take out a hose and soak each tree with a slow drip all day. This is a great way to assure your trees make it through the winter.

The big joke in Denver is if you don’t like the weather just stick around for 24 hours. It will change. Mature trees with dense foliage are susceptible to limb breakage from the weight of heavy snow. Tree trimming cuts back trees to their strongest limbs and helps trees withstand Denver’s early fall or late spring snowstorms. An additional benefit to a tree trimming is sunlight penetrates the interior regions of tree and prompt growth.

If a homeowner see bugs on their trees, the insects are resting or eating or laying their eggs on them. If it seems like an infestation (many tree insects), it is best to call a tree service company that has a certified arborist on staff. The arborist can identify the bug, let the homeowner know if the insect activity is benign or a threat to their trees. If the latter, the best tree insecticide treatment will be recommended. For a calendar of common tree insects found in Colorado, click here.

Homeowners that have a problem tree and need some advice, DLC does free tree evaluations. Call (303) 378-8000 or email us at to set up an appointment. We are glad to help.

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