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Cottonwoods in Denver

Cottonwoods in Denver

Cottonwood trees grow along mountain and grassland streams in Colorado. Cottonwoods grow fast, which made them popular to plant in the 1970s and 1980s in new subdivisions to create shade. There were two characteristics that property owners did not consider back then....
Am I Missing Something?

Am I Missing Something?

The heavy hail and winds this May broke branches and toppled trees across the city. The heavy hail was able to accumulate on the branches since most trees in Denver had leafed out. Weak branches snapped and fell into the yards and streets across the city. It would be...
Emerald Ash Borer Update

Emerald Ash Borer Update

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in Boulder County in September 2013. This created great concern in Colorado because the EAB is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern half of the U.S. Ash trees make up about 15 percent of...
Denver’s Spring Snow Storms

Denver’s Spring Snow Storms

Denver is known for its early spring and winter snow storms. It is a beautiful sunny day, then it snows. Some of Denver’s biggest snow storms occur in late spring or early winter. Snow tree damage is greater when trees leafed out. The leafs catch the snow and the...