The winter winds are whipping us right into spring and that means pine trees are starting to topple.
Austrian pine trees, Ponderosa pine trees, it doesn’t matter what type, pine trees are falling over across Denver. What causes pine trees to fall over? You may be surprised. There are two reasons why pine trees are susceptible to falling over.
Pine trees + damaged roots = death sentence for pines
Pines grow best in a forest setting,
“The beetles are coming! The beetles are coming!”
Okay, lame joke aside, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle is no laughing matter. If you’re not familiar with the Emerald Ash Borer, also known as the EAB beetle, click here to read about the EAB beetle from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Did you catch the part about the EAB being found in Boulder in 2013? That’s an important detail to remember…
Winter is officially here and that means more snow is headed over the Rockies to cover Denver. Most of our early winter snowstorms are powder or partial powder, which don’t usually weigh down trees. Spring snowstorms tend to have the denser, wetter snow, even ice in some situations. It’s the heavier snows that cause more snow damage.
Whether we’re facing a new delivery of powder or a heavy spring snow, trees are vulnerable to bending,