How to take care of your trees during the fall in Denver

 

Ah, fall is in the air!

Who doesn’t love fall?! It’s the season of football, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple ciders, bonfires, and pumpkin spice everything. It’s also the time for raking leaves and getting your trees ready for winter. Yes, the weather may be in the 70s across Denver, but a quick plunge into winter can be only days away.

Now that your trees have shaken loose of their leaves,

Should you prune your fruit trees in the fall?

Fall is the perfect season for s’mores, campfire ghost stories, and a steaming cup of apple cider. It’s also when many homeowners think of trimming their fruit trees.

One of the more common mistakes we see homeowners make is trimming their fruit trees while the fruit and leaves are still present. This creates extra openings in the tree’s vascular system that allows deadly diseases to enter. Too many beautiful fruit trees become the victims of blight and other diseases from poorly timed trimmings.

Which trees are more susceptible to snow damage in Colorado?

 

SNAP!

The explosion of a maple branch under the weight of a heavy snow is enough to make any homeowner wince. Broken tree limbs expose critical parts of trees to disease and irreparable damage. Fall across the Mile High city can mean 70 degrees and sunshine in the morning and twelve inches of snow by dinner. It also means thousands of trees may not survive the next big snowstorm.

We hate seeing beautiful trees broken by a Denver snow storm.