Spring is here and that means trees across Denver are starting to bloom. It also means the risk of fire blight is on the rise. We help homeowners fight the effects of fire blight on apple, crabapple, and pear trees. Fire blight moved through the Denver metro area in 2014 and continued south into Douglas County in 2015.
What’s fire blight and what are the signs of fire blight?
Fire blight is a bacterial diseases that presents itself through dead branches,
“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,