Ash trees are common in the residential areas of Colorado Springs. Ash trees are a deciduous tree with beautiful full canopies and leaves that can turn vibrant colors in the fall. Ash trees are easily identified by their bark which is textured with a diamond-shaped pattern that almost resembles the pattern of a chain-link fence. They have opposing branches with compound leaves that contain 5 to 9 smaller leaflets.
What is the most massive living organism on planet earth? The answer is actually not a blue whale. Or the great barrier reef.
The Humongous Fungus in Malheur National Forest in Oregon takes the record for the largest organism by an expanse of acreage, but there is still one more organism that is even larger by mass.
The answer is the Pando Aspen Grove located on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah. The Pando Aspen Grove is the world’s most massive living organism and is estimated to be around 80,000 years old.
Evergreens are the iconic tree of the Colorado Rockies, and they are a common part of yard landscapes in the Colorado Springs area. Evergreen trees are named for their needles that stay green throughout the season. These tree needles can tell us a lot about the overall health of the tree. Read More
Colorado Bark Beetle – Why do they kill trees and what can be done to prevent it?
When you drive up to Summit, Grand, and Park counties in the Colorado mountains, there are entire forests of evergreen trees that have died out. The acreage of the dead forests may sometimes even rival that of a forest fire. The trees remain standing, but the needles are rust-colored and starting to drop. This forest damage is the work of one very small culprit – the bark beetle. Read More
Trees add a great deal of aesthetic value to the home, but it is important to maintain them. Tree trimming is a great way to make your tree stronger and mitigate the risk from fallen limbs, while also making your tree beautiful and healthy. Keeping tree limbs trimmed back away from your home, deck, and vehicles will protect your property from storm damage and fallen limbs. Read More
When a tree becomes unhealthy it is important to get right to the root of the problem – literally. A tree’s decline in health quite often starts with its roots. The roots may not have been able to draw up enough nutrients into the tree, or the roots may have died back. Read More