Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth affecting pine trees in Denver

How much damage can a little moth do?

Homeowners around Denver are getting to know the Douglas-Fir Tussock moth, and it’s not a good introduction. Spruces, true firs, and Douglas-firs are dying around Denver as this little moth is making its rounds. Who is the Douglas-fir Tussock moth and how can we stop its destruction?

Douglas-Fir Tussock moth caterpillar

The caterpillars of the Douglas-fir Tussock moth (Orgyia pseudotsugata) are known for feeding on the needles of spruces,

Want to remove your tree by yourself? It’s not worth the time or cost!

A big dead aspen tree haunts your backyard. It’s time to remove it, so you think, “I can handle this!”

Before you begin chopping or sawing away at that giant trunk of liability, you should consider how much it may cost you to do it yourself. The cost of safely and efficiently removing one dead tree may cost you far more than you may think. Let’s start with the basics:

Equipment

You need the right equipment to get the job done.

5 Steps for choosing the right arborist or tree service in Denver

A qualified arborist or tree service specialist will perform tree work properly and safely, but you need to do your homework before starting any service. An unqualified person may further damage the tree and more importantly, they may not be properly insured, leaving the liability burden to you the client. Before you hire any arborist or tree care company, follow these six steps to protect your backside and get the right quality of service. The last thing you want to do is go out on a limb with the wrong tree company:

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