Winter is officially here and that means plenty of snow across the Front Range, right?
Not exactly. Even if Denver and those glorious mountains receive a hefty load of fresh powder, it doesn’t always translate to the much-needed moisture our trees need to thrive. Colorado is a desert climate, which means our trees struggle to thrive more in Denver than most other cities across the U.S.
Did you know your trees need water during the winter months?
When it comes to natural beauty, nothing beats the majestic aspen. Who doesn’t love going up to the mountains to watch the aspens be ‘on fire’ in the fall? Their brilliant, yellow leaves contrast spectacularly with the cloudless, blue backdrop of a Colorado sky. They are truly one of Denver’s natural treasures. Sadly, many Denver residents are losing these treasures unexpectedly. Recently, we have received an alarming number of calls from folks who report their aspens are suddenly dying.
When it comes to trimming trees, many people have different approaches. Some relish the opportunity to fire up the chainsaw. They go at it full-speed ahead and hack the tree down to a nub. Others gingerly remove branches piece by piece in a fashion so delicate you can’t tell they even did anything in the first place. And, of course, when it comes to the best time of the year to prune,