Bark Beetle Status: Good News, Bad News

 

Mountain Pine Beetle The good news in this year’s bark beetle update is that the mountain pine beetle epidemic is waning across Colorado. Just a few years ago, this...

 

Much Ado About Mulch

 

Tree growing conditions in western Colorado are tough. From drought-stricken summers to freezing winters, nutrient-poor soils to threatening pests, trees need all the help they can get from...

All Dried Up

 

Precipitation in 2012 was the lowest the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys have seen since record-breaking drought conditions in 2002. According to the Colorado River District, 2012 was the third driest year...

This year’s drought along with high temperatures, low humidity and daily wind has created a heightened fire threat in Colorado. However, there are things that homeowners can do to mitigate wildfire danger on their property. The two...

Marssonina Blight May Have You Seeing Spots

 

Marssonina blight (Marssonina populi) is a fungal pathogen that is native to aspen forests of the Rocky Mountain region. Marssonina is always present to one degree or another...

An Ounce of Prevention...

 

Many of the pest problems we encounter on landscaped trees are secondary in nature. In other words, they are due to unrelated stress. This stress can be traced to many sources, such as poor...

Mountain Pine Beetle Still Poses Threat

 

Due to the devastating effects of mountain pine beetle throughout Colorado, we feel compelled to remind you which tree species are vulnerable to attack and what...