Caring for your Colorado Trees

There are a number of ways to care for your Colorado trees in order to maintain their health and beauty. According to the USDA Forest Service, healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value, and Swingle wants to help you protect that investment.

Ways to Care for your Colorado Trees

Tree Pruning
Tree pruning trains young trees to mature into a well-shaped and healthy part of your yard’s landscape. Tree pruning also helps prevent corrective tree services, which can be expensive and unexpected. A full, healthy crown and strong, well-placed branches minimize the risk of emergency storm damage to the tree and anything below and around it, such as people and property.

Tree Fertilization
Whether your landscape has new trees, mature trees or a mixture of both, trees need fertilization throughout their entire lifespan. The needs of young trees are different from the needs of mature trees. Swingle recommends a three-stage fertilization process, which protects young trees from the time they’re planted throughout their maturity.

Stump removal and grinding
Remove that unsightly, in-the-way stump which will take years to decompose. Tree stump removal and tree stump grinding beautifies your yard and adds valuable real estate to your overall landscape design.

Disease and insect control
Scales, mountain pine beetle, spider mites and ash borers can cause high levels of damage and some Colorado tree disease can be fatal. Swingle’s “Treat and Inspect” program is designed to protect your valuable trees and shrubs before a problem occurs. We recommend three to four applications per year to ensure protection during the infestation period. Insect control is a two-step approach, providing the utmost in plant protection with minimum environmental impact.

Supplemental tree watering
Supplemental tree watering provides trees and shrubs with much needed moisture during the extreme temperatures and drought conditions we often experience in Colorado. Supplemental watering is a mixture of water and Yuccah natural plant extracts, which provides moisture to the soil and enables your landscape to stay healthy.

Emerald Ash Borer Treatments
Emerald Ash Borer is considered the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. It is responsible for killing more than 50 million ash trees in over 20 states. Thus far it’s been discovered in Boulder, and most recently in Longmont Colorado. Emerald ash borer treatment options include either an injection in the soil or the trunk or a basal bark spray (spraying the trunk). To decide what treatment is best for your ash tree, contact a Swingle arborist to evaluate your tree.

Unsure what your Colorado trees need? With over 40 certified arborists on staff, Swingle’s free property evaluation will help address any problem areas on your landscape.

 

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