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,
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,
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.