Denver Landscaping Service Discounts End March 31!
Dev Team March 19, 2021

March 31 unofficially benchmarks the end of winter and the start of spring, regardless of the spring equinox and what Mother Nature might have to say. That’s when we focus determinedly on spring and summer and put away our winter gear. That’s when a Denver homeowner’s focus turns to landscaping. And more importantly – that’s also when American Arbor Care’s discounts on winter pruning and pre-paid annual lawn and tree service expire.

Pruning vs. Topping

Pruning removes specific branches or stems to benefit the entire tree. How a tree is pruned greatly affects its growth, form, vigor, and stability. Selective cutting (pruning) involves complete removal of a branch to the main stem or another lateral branch and maintains the tree’s general shape. It is performed with an eye toward maintaining the tree’s structural integrity and an aim to direct more light inside the crown. Because the cuts are made closer to the stem, they heal more rapidly. Pruning also stimulates growth over many growing points.

Topping consists of cutting off the top of a tree regardless of branch placement. It results in myriad new shoots that produce fast-growing sprouts. The new shoots look thick and bushy, but they’re structurally weak. Topping vastly reduces the tree’s crown, limiting its capacity for photosynthesis. Finally, the large wounds inflicted by topping may not heal before the wood begins to decay.

American Arbor Care’s certified arborists evaluate each tree before determining the need and extent of pruning. Your Denver tree service will provide an estimate for pruning service according to the needs of the tree, the property, and the client, and then perform that work in accordance with ANSI300 pruning standards.

The 10 percent discount on winter pruning service offered by American Arbor Care ends on March 31. If you have multiple tree and shrubs on your property that need to be pruned, that 10 percent discount can add up to a hefty chunk of change which you can earmark for other purposes.

Preventative Spraying

We have three types of spraying to prevent damage from a number of culprits – whether it is warding off insects or preventing weed growth, take advantage of these treatments:

  1. IPS engraver beetle spray for spruce or pine trees: Think of this as insurance for your tree’s health. Taking the step to spray your pine or spruce tree can ensure infestation does not occur even when the insects make an attempt. As an affordable treatment, this is an appropriate measure to take – some infestations can last for a long time, years even, creating major damage to your beautiful tree
  2. Pre-emergent fertilization and broadleaf weed control: March is the perfect time for pre-emergent weed control and fertilization, before the plants begin to germinate. If you are able to catch the weed growth prior to them producing seeds, it can control future growth and reproduction
  3. Pre-emergent treatments in mulched and rock bed areas: By applying pre-emergent treatments in mulch or rock beds, you can create a barrier for the prevention of future weed growth, and disallow the weeds from germinating and multiplying throughout the spring.

Year-Round Lawn Care

Taking advantage of the professional yard service provided by American Arbor Care enables homeowners to spend time enjoying their yards rather than working in their yards. You can engage American Arbor Care to provide a year of lawn care service that will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood and a place you want to spend your leisure time.
A year’s worth of service includes expert care for lawn to keep it in good health and looking its best, whatever the seasons bring us. If you have already signed up for pre-paid spray and lawn care services, your payment is due by March 31.
Not including golf courses, Americans spend an estimated $6.4 billion annually on lawn care. Five percent of that is $320 million. What’s your share of the savings and how will you spend it?

Take Advantage of Discounts While You Can

Save time, energy, and money by calling American Arbor Care at (303) 639-8584 to schedule a consultation and sign up for service before March 31.

Seasonal Shrub Pruning
Dev Team March 17, 2021

To ensure your shrubs are looking their best and produce full and plentiful flowers, it’s important to prune them at the right time of the season. Here are some guidelines for the best times to prune your shrubs.
 
Early Summer
Evergreen shrubs, such as yews, juniper, and boxwood should be trimmed in the early summer.  Flowering shrubs, such as forsythias and lilacs should be pruned for shaping or size control after flowering in the summer. Shrubs form buds for the next year’s flowers during the summer so it’s important that you don’t prune them after mid-summer.
 
Winter or Early Spring
Summer flowering perennials such as butterfly bush, snow hydrangea, and oleander are best pruned in the winter or early spring. However, if a limb is damaged from frost, make sure to cut them off your shrub as soon as possible.
 
Fall
Flowing annuals are best pruned in the fall because removing dead flowers as they start to wilt extends the flowering or can promote a second round of blossoms.
 
Pruning at different times in the year triggers different responses from a shrub. Before bud break, which is in late winter or early spring, is generally the best time to prune many species – it allows for the tissue to grow more rapidly. For spring blooming shrubs, however, pruning should be delayed until immediately after flowering so it doesn’t lack a floral display. More questions about when your shrub should be pruned? Call American Arbor Care, your Denver tree care experts.  

3 Tips for Planting Trees in Denver this Spring
Dev Team March 17, 2021

While it may seem like a simple, straightforward task to plant a tree, there are actually a few things to remember that can help promote better tree health and vitality. Here are the three most important things to remember when planting trees in Denver:

  1. Mind the depth you plant: Some types of soil will alter the depth in which you need to plant the tree’s root ball. If the soil is dense, thick, and clay-like, the root should be planted higher to the surface and even slightly above the ground level. Dryer sand-like soil can allow for a little deeper plant, about to the ground level. 
  2. Remove all extra materials: If the root ball has been wrapped, that material needs to be removed before planting. The tree roots will largely spread to the sides, so keep that in mind when choosing a planter or pot if you are planning on planting in an above-ground container. 
  3. Don’t overwater at the start: If can be easy to try to take extra care and make sure the tree has plenty of water, but overwatering will suffocate the air in the soil that the tree needs. Instead, check the perimeter of the soil of the plant hole and dig down a few inches. If the soil near the bottom has plenty of moisture, the tree does not require any more water. 

Check with your Denver tree care experts if you have questions about planting trees this spring.

The Effects of Storm Damage on Your Trees
Dev Team March 17, 2021

Affecting things much differently than freeze damage in the fall, the recent snow has caused major damage. While flowers and plants have felt the icy effects of the snow, shrubs and trees have experienced some damage as well. The snow and freeze breaks branches and limbs from trees, particularly affecting ash trees and trumpet vine. 

Affecting New Growth

As the trees have produced new baby leaves during the start of the warm weather, the freeze hurts them in a major way. Baby leaves are still very tender, and not hardy enough to handle the sting of the cold, causing them to wilt and blacken.

Proper Pruning

The measures taken last fall during the freeze are much different to those taken now. Talk to your Denver tree care specialists to learn more about how you can bring your trees and shrubs back to good health after the freeze. They can show you or perform the correct ways to prune or cut your trees and shrubs.

Something to remember: the experts suggest having your trees evaluated every 3-5 years to ensure proper maintenance and health.

Call American Arbor Care today to schedule an overdue evaluation and prolong the life within your trees.

Freeze Damage to Your Trees and Shrubs
Dev Team March 17, 2021

There are a variety of factors that influence whether your plants can survive a freeze- the particular weather conditions of the freeze, the type of plant, how much of the plant was afflicted, the age of the plant, etc. Luckily, you can usually save your plants before they are killed by the frost. When a tree freezes, tissues are frozen and become dehydrated. When the sun comes up, the tree may defrost too quickly and the living parts may not be prepared for the moisture after the integrity has been damaged.

Frost damage can be removed by cutting any bark that is torn. If the sun has yet to come out, you can lightly spray leaves and stems to condition them for the moisture exposure. If the season has another expected freeze, you can leave the damaged stems and leaves in place to provide protection. It is best in this case to move the plants inside if at all possible, of course with trees this may prove to be an impossible task. You can prune dead leaves and stems once the cold has dissipated. If another freeze is expected, it’s always best to cover your plants with some type of material like a cloth sheet.

Colorado’s weather can oscillate drastically, and it can be difficult to know when and what to do to care for your wide variety of plants and trees. Contact your Denver tree services company today to get information on preventing and preparing your landscape for the new season to emerge. 

Managing Ascochyta Leaf Blight in Denver
Dev Team March 17, 2021

When your lawn appears as it has begun to turn to straw, all signs point to ascochyta. The most common cause of ascochyta leaf blight in grass, is mismanagement or not fully understanding the proper ways to manage turf. While it can be difficult to manage, it is important to understand when and why it happens. 

When Does Ascochyta Occur?

Ascochyta typically is most prevalent in the spring. As the warmer months begin the set in, it is important to take extra care when tending to your lawn. This spring, keep a close eye on any formations of yellow patches throughout the grass – it can happen very quickly and sometimes possibly even overnight.

Why Does Ascochyta Occur?

The reason this disease might occur, is usually due to the rapid changes in the climate and moisture in the air and soil. As the weather gets warmer, the changes can be drastic and fluctuating so much, it can shock plants and grass. 

To manage potential outbreaks of ascochyta leaf blight, allow your Denver tree care specialists guide your lawn through the seasons to good health. Maintaining proper soil moisture, and consistent balance of moisture is key to maintaining the health of your grass.

7 Steps to Prepare Your Trees for Winter
Dev Team March 17, 2021

The end of the growing season for trees in our climate typically comes at the end of June; however, it is somewhat dependent upon a variety of factors such as bud dormancy break, soil temperatures, day and night length, and precipitation.  Once the season of growth is completed, trees will set buds for the following season of growth, while continuing to manufacture carbohydrates before they require a period of sleep.

As we move into fall with our cooler daytime and nighttime temperatures, in combination with our shorter days and longer nights, trees are beginning their dormancy period.  Trees and shrubs will begin to move the energy currently stored in their leaves into the twigs, stems, branches, and trunks where it will be stored for next year, resulting in millions of falling leaves. 
 
Three pigments are left after the green pigment leaves the leaf and are responsible for the beautiful display we enjoy in the fall.  While research has solved part of the mystery surrounding the color changes we see and enjoy, it has not been able to determine the exact reason why certain plants display the colors they do.  We enjoy the most vibrant displays of color in years where we receive consistent and generous amounts of moisture, in combination with warm days and cool nights.  This may explain why some of the Maples and Oaks displayed more red colors at their branch tips during this growing season, as we had a moist and cool summer.
 
While the above ground portion of the tree is beginning its winter sleep, the roots below ground will continue to switch between growth and resting phases.  With this alternating activity there are some important protective measures you can take to prepare your deciduous and evergreen trees for this critical time:

  1. Wrap the trunks of young trees (those that still have smooth bark).
  2. Provide a 2″layer of organic mulch material to insulate the roots and preserve moisture.
  3. Deep root fertilize in the fall. If you are interested in scheduling a fall, fertilization please contact our office.
  4. Periodic watering to protect roots from drying out.
  5. Winter pruning (dead, dying, and diseased branches as well as long and heavy branches that could collect snow).
  6. If you have problems with rabbits, it may be helpful to install a fence made of hardware cloth around the base of the tree.
  7. The best approach to preventing leaf blight issues next season is sanitation. Raking up as many leaves as possible and disposing of them properly will aid in the reduction of leaf diseases.

We still have a few days left of summer, so before the winter preparations on your landscape begin in October, sit back and enjoy the magnificent display of colors in your trees and shrubs!  With the moisture and cool weather we have had this summer, we are predicting a glorious display by Mother Nature. 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our offic

Japanese Beetles Your Tree Service Company in Denver Can Eliminate
Dev Team April 25, 2018

After spending much time, energy, and valued dollars on your lawn and landscaping, it can be incredibly frustrating when it is ruined by unwanted pests. In Denver, there are a variety of pests that can harm your lawn that you will need to get rid of to maintain its look. By taking a few steps and working with your local tree service company in Denver, you can eliminate these problems. One such pest that causes headaches for homeowners and landscapers alike is the invasive species, the Japanese beetle.

First encountered in the early 20th century in a small New Jersey town, the japanese beetle is a pest to all states East of the Mississippi and even a few to the West. With an almost all encompassing appetite the grubs and the beetle feed on more than 300 agricultural and ornamental plants. Known as one of the most destructive insects to grass and plants alike, the larva and beetle can damage your lawn immensely.

Costly to combat, and extremely destructive, investing into an experienced Denver landscaping company can ease the stress you experience and get rid of the pests reeking havoc on your trees, plants and grass.

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are small beetles that are typically a metallic green and blue color, with a cooper orange back. They can resemble other beetles, but an easy identifier for a Japanese beetle is the presence of two rear white tufts and five white tufts located on its side.  While they might look pretty, they can do a lot of damage to your lawn as they feed on plants in groups.

They especially are attracted to pollinating flowers and plants and because they work in groups, can demolish leaves, as they eat around the veins of the leaves, stripping them down and rendering them useless. You will notice this when your leaves begin to have holes in them, or disappear leaving only their veins. You can help to avoid this issue by working with your tree and landscaping company on properly fertilizing the ground and treating the area with insecticides.

White Grubs

Japanese beetles start off as white grubs in the ground. It is considered that an infestation of seven to fifteen grubs per square feet can cause significant damage to the surrounding plant life. In the grub stage, the pest feeds upon the roots of plants in their feeding area. One way to identify if there might be an infestation of Japanese beetle grubs is by identifying the areas of your lawn that show signs of browning or patches of grass that have died.

Usually the beatles will lay eggs in early summer at which point the larval stage of the beetle will emerge after approximately two weeks. While the larva feed on the finer roots, the emerging grub stage is where they attack the more robust parts of the root system. They hibernate during the winter, and will emerge as adults four to six weeks after the beginning of spring. Most of its life is spent in the larval stage, but the 30-45 days it spends as an adult can cause an extreme amount of damage to your landscape.

After they are born, they usually do a lot of their damage in early fall, so it is important to keep an eye on warning signs such as brown or dying grass. You will want to eliminate this problem before winter, otherwise you will have a larger issue on your hands come next spring.

Care Tips

As we move closer and closer to the summer months, it is important to properly care for your lawn before any pests may have a chance to lay eggs or further damage your property.

If you are using pheromone traps to try to control your Japanese beetle population, you may be causing more damage than you realize. Traps have been researched and the findings conclude that the device attracts more beetles to the surrounding area rather than eradicating the pest. Other ways of reducing the population include natural repellents such as catnip, chives, tansy and garlic, but have been noted to have a limited effect on the beetle population.

If caught early enough, your landscaper could find an adequate means of getting your pest problem under control. One such way is through a biological control. A specific bacteria is known to cause milky spore disease in the larva of Japanese beetles and can be administered in standard, low density across a broad area, treatments. It’s not an immediate way of ridding your lawn of grubs, and may take several years before your landscape is completely free of eggs and larva.

Prevention

In order to truly fight against one of the most destructive pests known in the area, you need the expertise of dedicated landscapers and arborists. You can get consulted on which plants are not susceptible to the beetle, and can identify an infestation and advise on a strong course of action to rid your landscape of the pest and ensure they don’t come back.

Insecticides applied from April to mid-June can target those recently emerged grubs and get them when they are starting to feed as the days get warmer.  There are granular and liquid optionsf or the treatment of japanese beetle.  While this may seem likely to get rid of your infestation, the larva at these stage are large and difficult to kill, so adult may emerge regardless of insecticide application. Consulting with an experienced landscaper can help you set a game plan for properly combating the Japanese beetle population in your lawn, trees and plants.  While we may never be able to eradicate the insect, a program may be set up as part of an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) plan to maintain the populations below a damaging threshhold. 

When trying to combat Japanese beetles, white grubs, and preparing your landscaping for the summer, American Arbor Care has you covered. Experienced with pest control and creating beautiful landscaping, the team at American Arbor Care can ensure your landscapes health and give you a lawn you’ll be proud of! As you prepare to make your plans, check out our American Arbor Care special offers. To get started, contact us at 303-639-8584. We can assess any damage done by unwanted pests and help ensure your investment lasts for years to come!

Early Spring Grass Cutting and Rose Pruning in Denver Landscaping
Dev Team March 28, 2018

As the warmth of spring begins to spread across the region new growth begins. Plants, shrubs, and trees that have been dormant all winter are awakening with renewed life for another growing season. Plants and grasses around your home or office can help to brighten the landscape but proper care is needed, especially at such a critical time.

While tree trimming needs are typically accomplished in the fall and winter months as trees enter their dormant state, the spring requires specific attention in an effort to ensure your lawn and garden flourish over the coming months.

These details extend to weed control, proper watering, formulating a plan for what you wish to accomplish and also cover early grass cutting and pruning of particular plants, especially roses. These decorative plants are often the highlight of a landscape and depending on the variety, can help to establish a color scheme for a landscape or set apart one landscape from the next.

Along with roses, ornamental grasses are also an important component in greenery often used to create borders, follow paths, or outline boundaries of a particular landscape. These grasses, like most every other plant, tree, or shrub in the spring will begin to grow as the rains fall and weather warms. Needing to control their growth and monitor your desired effect of them inside a landscape, spring presents a perfect opportunity for cutting to assist in setting a tone for the upcoming season.  Oftentimes the tops of the ornamental grasses are left intact over the winter as it does provide some winter interest for the landscape.  Additionaly, the tops are left on the ornamental grass plants as it aids in the preservation and sustainability of plant’s root system over the winter months as protection mechanism.

ROSE PRUNING

There are many benefits to pruning rose bushes and also reasons for which it needs to take place. Depending on where your roses are located and how big or small you desire the plant to be can often be controlled with proper pruning.  Over the winter months roses die from the top down.  It is recommended that roses that are leggy at the branch ends, or droopy be minimally cut back to prevent breakage during heavy snow storms.  Additional pruning in the fall is not necessary or recommended.  Typically, in late March to early April the rose buds will begin to plump up is the perfect time to trim the deadwood out of roses.  If a stem is partially alive the dead tissue may be removed back to a healthy, live bud.  If rose bush as become messy and over-grown, this time of year is optimal for cutting the rose bush back to within 4-6″ of the ground.  The stored energy in the root system will result in new growth for the current season. 

While it is often touted that little damage can be done to a rose bush by improper pruning, leaving the task to professionals is the best bet to achieve your desired results. While pruning can be used to eliminate dead portions of the plant, which can be easy to spot and remove, cutting healthy areas to maintain size and promote new growth requires specific attention to detail and precision execution to achieve wanted results.

Cuts can limit the amount of blooms which occur each year and specifically if roses are pruned during the wrong growing phase it can hurt how the plant progresses as the weather warms and new growth begins. These cuts should be utilized using appropriate tools that have been recently sharpened in order to ensure no damage to the plants occurs while pruning. A dull pair of tools used for cutting could lead to ragged cuts which are not healthy and will not promote proper growth during the spring of the year. Many roses re-bloom on a six week blooming cycle.  It is important to remember to provide proper fertilization to the roses bushes throughout the season.

Other benefits of pruning include allowing more light to reach the plant in addition to improving the circulation around the rose bush. These results from proper pruning also help to ensure a healthy plant with plenty of blooms to enhance landscape appearances around your home or office.

In order to keep roses from becoming vulnerable to the harsh winters and frost conditions of Colorado, pruning should occur at a specific time. Pruning roses should normally take place two weeks prior the last hard frost for the most success. In Colorado, the final frost typically occurs around May 10 indicating that cutting should take place toward the middle or end of April.  If you would like further information on rose care please click on the link provided for the Denver Rose Society. https://denverrosesociety.org/

ORNAMENTAL GRASS CUTTING

Another component which can benefit your landscape is to also begin cutting all ornamental grasses in an effort to prepare for the growing season and spring of the year. These grasses need to be cut in a similar fashion as rose bushes for many of the same beneficial reasons.

While ornamental grasses serve multiple purposes such as creating borders or being used to add depth and feeling to a landscape, they too must be cared for regularly. These timed cuttings can also inhibit their growth, which helps to maintain a clean and well manicured landscape with multiple benefits to the home or business owner.

Examples of specific plants and shrubs which will benefit from a pre-spring cutting include each of the following adding interest to your lawn with ornamental grasses: desert plains fountain grass, Mexican feather grass, blue oat grass, prairie dropseed, pampas grass, giant reed grass, feath reed grass, and others. These need to be maintained for many of the same reasons associated with pruning roses in the spring of the year.

Ornamental grasses not only add texture to your landscape but can also be of benefit in dealing with surrounding wildlife. Deer often cause harm to many plants and grasses used to make a landscape flourish but many of the ornamental grasses used for textured purposes are resilient and lack the appeal to wildlife. For this reason, these grasses are often used and when properly maintained can create years of continuous enjoyment within a garden or particular landscape.

Final ornamental grass tips to include knowing whether the grasses planted within your landscape are warm or cool season grasses athttp://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/ornamental-grasses-7-232/ . While the maintenance of each is important and somewhat similar, the pruning periods differ for both. Typically, a third of the prior seasons growth should be cut back in order to promote new growth and keep the ornamental grasses sufficiently producing their desired component toward the overall look of your landscape.

If you’re landscape is in need of pruning and seasonal cutting then consider contacting an expert with the proven history of satisfied customers and a portfolio of completed projects (available for reference). Let the certified professional arborists at American Arbor Care assist you today. Their highly trained staff can help with any and all of your landscape needs in addition to offering tree trimming and debris removal services. The qualified experts at AAC also offer a variety of irrigation services which can be applied or installed within your lawn as needed. With spring is on the horizon, AAC is also currently offering a price special on all of their pruning services, which runs through the end of March and can help both your wallet and landscape at the same time. The experts at American Arbor Care have been proudly serving the Denver area for over 20 years and can set you up with an appointment or free estimate for pruning or any of their other excellent services. Contact us today online or call 303-639-8584 to get started right away!

Denver Tree Service Offering Winter Pruning Discount
Dev Team February 28, 2018

There is no better time than the present to have your trees and shrubs pruning needs addressed for the upcoming growing season. When trees are dormant, during the winter months, the pruning is easier and less impactful on the overall health of trees or shrubs. The Denver area landscape does have certain tree species that require pruning work be completed in the winter months, due to the risk of disease. Workers are able to easily access the trees when pruning during the winter months, and defects in a tree are readily detected.  Structure pruning will lend to the promotion of branch integrity for the future of the tree, as well as an important to start for proper development when trees are young.  Pruning during the winter months prior to flowering and leafing is ideal, prior to our spring storms that can result in storm damage, if a tree has not been properly pruned.

As the calendar continues to turn and days pass one after another, the winter weather will eventually dissipate as temperatures begin to increase. Rising soil and ambient temperatures aid trees in breaking dormancy to start the process of leaf emergence and flowering.  If you are interesting in receiving a free estimate for pruning while we are still offering our 10% winter pruning discount please contact our office (discount is valid for residential properties until March 31, 2018).

There are a variety of reasons that make winter when to trim trees and shrubs, including each of the following:

Tree Damage and Wounds

Pruning trees during the winter months has less impact on trees and shrubs than during the spring season. Pruning during flowering and leafing times can be stressful on trees and shrubs, as they are in the process of growing.  Pruning during the winter months also results in the stimulation of growth. Pruning during the winter months promotes wound compartmentalization prior to the spring, when insects and diseases are active. Further, our trained staff can easily identify dead, diseased, or broken branches when compared side-by-side with healthy, growing tissue.  Many trees in the Denver area have very obvious and prominent buds during winter months.  The dead, broken, or diseased branches pose potential fall hazards and should be removed immediately for the safety of those on the ground, as well as the overall health of the tree.  Dead branches in trees that are over 2″ in diameter are easily blown out of trees during high wind storms.

Lessen the Risk of Disease or Infestation

American Elms, ornamental, and fruting trees are recommended to have pruning operations completed during the winter (dormant) months. Please find more information below regarding the diseases the afore mentioned trees are susceptible to.  Just as humans can be susceptible to certain disease in different stages of their lives, so too are trees in their particular life cycle. By waiting until the later winter months, both risks are inherently lessened with the cooler temperatures and relative non-existence of any disease and pest infestation.

Less Sap Flowing

As the trees evolve during the seasons, when completing dormant pruning there is  sap flowing freely, because trees have less need for the uptake of water and nutrients since they are not actively growing.  Increased amounts of sap levels will not only attract insects and wildlife, but could also become a mess and difficult to clean for  homeowners dealing with such a tree. While it is not unusual for certain species of trees and shrubs to have an increased flow of sap during the spring months, it also not an optimal time for pruning.

Sight Lines are Dramatically Improved

Pruning during the winter months while the tree does not have a full canopy of leaves is actually preferred by most climbers, as it allows for better, unobstructed views.  It allows better identification of areas in need of attention and easier access for the necessary equipment and the crews.

Fire Blight

One such disease which is prevalent in ornamental and fruit trees attacking the foliage in the spring, is fire blight. This often exceptionally destructive disease can be limited with appropriate levels of pruning and maintaining a tree’s overall health. It is a very active disease for the Denver area during the spring.  Each spring season and the amount of damage varies.  Denver tree specialists best recommendations for the management of fireblight includes winter pruning to remove the diseased tissue and a spring application to aid in the prevention of the disease.

American Elm

These trees are very vulnerable to a pest infestation vectoring a disease the will result in over-all decline and eventually death if pruning is performed during the growing season. The attraction of pests like the elm bark beetle increase after pruning if the work is completed during the growing season.  However, if the pruning is performed during the dormant season, this can be avoided altogether . Any steps which can be taken to limit the possibility of a pests infestation or causing increased and unwarranted damage to the tree is always recommended.

These are just a few of the highlights to why winter a great time to prune trees. Proper pruning and the development of a care plan will provide your Denver Landscape with the most benefits, critical to the over-all health of your landscape, while also protecting the investimate you have. While these tips are only the beginning, they help to set a roadmap of future pruning expectations and can assist your trees to live full, healthy lives. All while providing the beauty, shade, and potentially foods for many years to come.

If you’re trees are in need of pruning or perhaps you wish to have a professional check the property for all the amazing advantages of executing a pruning plan, let the certified professional arborists at American Arbor Care assist you today. They can help with any and all of your tree trimming and debris removal needs, in addition to offering stump grinding and a variety of irrigation services. As the winter months continue, AAC is currently offering a price special on all of their pruning services, which runs through the end of March and can help both your wallet and landscape at the same time. The experts at American Arbor Care have been proudly serving the Denver area for over 20 years and can set you up with an appointment or free estimate for pruning or any of their other excellent services. Contact us today online or call 303-639-8584 to get started right away!

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