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Pruning Trees in the Winter | Colorado Springs | Front Range Arborists

During the colder months, trees enter a state of dormancy and new growth is not stimulated by pruning. Just like other living things, trees are wounded when they’re cut, and they need time to properly heal without the risk of disease or destructive insects, which are often active during the spring and summer months. Pruning during the autumn months can stimulate new growth, which is promptly killed when temperatures drop. Spring pruning after the season’s new growth is underway can impede blooming or fruiting for the rest of the year.… Read More


Winter Time Tree Safety | Certified Arborists | Front Range Arborist

How your trees will fare in the winter will depend on the type of tree. Reach out to Front Range Arborists to ask about our Winter Water Program. … Read More


Why Mulch is Important | Winter Tree Care | Front Range Arborists

If you love trees, it is understandable you will want to do the right thing by them. Unfortunately, saplings and seeds typically do not come with much of an instruction manual, unless you buy from a reputable Horticulturist Company or are guided by a great teacher.… Read More


Winter Care for Trees | Colorado | Front Range Arborists

In fact, with temperature fluctuations and sub-zero weather, for your trees to be their healthiest, you will need to take some precautions. Winter stress can take a toll on the trees in your landscaping if you don’t give them a little extra care. Stressors Affecting Your Trees Cold temperatures can stress anyone out – even… Read More


How Much Sun Do Your Trees Need? | Front Range Arborists

When planting new trees, it is important to be aware of how much sun they need because it does affect their growth. In particular, if you are planting seedlings, you need to know whether they will do well in full sunlight, partial shade or full shade.… Read More


Bug Defense Tips | Tree Health Blog | Front Range Arborists

Welcome Spring… It’s been a dry winter! For trees, it’s not good because lack of moisture is stressful. Drought stress predisposes trees to borers and bark beetles. Right now, these secondary opportunistic insects are flying and searching out stressed trees to attack. As always, good cultural practices are the first line of defense – especially… Read More


Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs | Blog | Front Range Arborists

On the aesthetic side of pruning, we prune plants for fruit and/or flower production. To maintain a desired shape, such as a hedge, or to maintain a special form for a plant, such as a bonsai tree. Appearance in a landscape is essential to a plants usefulness. It raises property values, as well as providing a great looking landscape to enjoy a home. … Read More


Preventative Spraying For Bark Boring Beetles | Blog | Front Range Arborists

In the early spring, the borers that attack evergreen trees are the biggest issue. Ips beetle, Turpentine beetle, and Mountain Pine beetle all attack evergreen trees in Colorado. All of these beetles can be well controlled with preventative spraying before they emerge from their overwintering habitats. … Read More


Replace Trees for Storms | Blog | Front Range Arborists

Weather can be very unpredictable, especially when it comes to storms. To be fully prepared for winter and spring storms, it is important to take these precautions before they hit. Failing to do so could result in a damaged home, office or property. … Read More


Protecting Your Trees During A Drought | Blog | Front Range Arborists

To ensure your trees survive during this period, it is recommended that you water early in the morning or after the sun has set. By watering during the day, the sun’s rays and heat will cause evaporation to occur more quickly. Another way to save on water is to choose to water your trees over your lawn, because of how rapidly grass can regrow.… Read More