This is the time of year when many gardeners and folks who have a bit of a green thumb start getting excited about planning and cultivating there plants and gardens. As the weather begins to warm, we delight in seeing the fruits of our labor. The warmer weather also brings with it a nasty, little pest determined to feast on our fantastic flora.
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Whether they are in your backyard or in a forest, spruce trees are a truly beautiful and majestic part of the Colorado landscape. These blue, green beauties are truly a sight to behold. These trees are so beautiful Coloradans elected to make it our state tree.
Sadly, this Colorado symbol is under attack from a new pest. The IPS Beetle recently became a big problem for spruce trees across the Front Range.
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.