Arborist Dustin Brown safely removes this dangerous tree over Boulder Creek. Blue River Forestry & Tree Care specializes in all aspects of arboriculture.
The Cottonwood tree leaning over your house has kept worry at the back of your mind for too long now.
You keep pondering if one of these high Boulder winds is going to bring your tree crashing down on your house.
Your next worry is, how can this tree be removed safely?
Crane removals are becoming more common in the tree care industry for exactly this reason; safety!
Not only does the assistance of the crane make the removal-time more efficient, the crane also eliminates falling limbs and wood pieces. The crane allows for the removal of large pieces of wood off the property without foot traffic from hauling brush and debris.
There are advantages to using a crane. Quite often, if crane assistance is possible, it will reduce the price of your removal.
The only way to know if your tree removal is possible with crane assistance is to meet with an ISA certified company, with crane assistance experience.
Crane removals are highly technical and should only be done by a skilled, knowledgeable professional.
Please visit our homepage to see a crane removal time lapse video done by our very own highly skilled certified Arborist and owner of Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, Dustin Brown RM #2444A.
Recently Blue River Forestry & Tree Care had the honor of working at Coot Lake in Boulder, CO. Heavy snows in the late fall and recent high wind storms have damaged trees along the path, that have made downed debris that was great for sticks for your dogs, but not so great for an afternoon jog. Worksites like Coot Lake are an arborist’s dream as you can see from the photo, starting your morning off with this view makes you appreciate mother nature at her best. Tree care in a urban forest environment not only allows us to work in harmony with nature to keep trails and pathways clear, it allows us to promote growth in the area by creating space by clearing out dead and dying trees and brush promoting healthy species to grow. Crown thinning also allows for more light and air penetration to the canopy which in return promotes more growth and better structure for the trees. Working together with mother nature we can keep our trails safe and ejoyable and provide a little boost for growth and development.
By 8 am the phone was ringing as the wind gusts the night before reached highs of 104 mph in Boulder. As highly skilled arborists and a Boulder tree service, we put all hands on deck to clean up the tree damage from Boulder’s wind storm. Two days later even as I am writing this blog the phone is ringing with a call of a tree down. Several of the calls that came in were Evergreen related species that had blown over into cars, onto houses, blocked driveways and obstructed pathways. I even had the pleasure of speaking with a journalist from the Daily Camera , to help provide information on why Blue Spruces and other Coniferous trees are more prone to blow downs. Our first call of the day started with a Austrian Pine that had blown over onto a neighbor’s vehicle. Within two hours of doing the proposal our crew was prepped and ready with Pro Lift Crane Service by our side to assist in the removal. Crane removals are technical and every move and cut must be precise to prevent further damage to surrounding property and to prevent injury to the climber. Dustin Brown has been an ISA certified Boulder arborist for more than 10 years and technical large removals are one of his specialities. As the day progressed Blue River Tree Care was able to help out a few more clients with jobs, including a removal of a large portion of a Blue Spruce that toppled into the porch, and another Blue Spruce that had fell over and blocked a driveway, as well as, a city walk. On day two of the aftermath of the wind storm, we received a call with another large Blue Sruce that had crashed onto a mobile home and was leaning onto the roof and porch area. A dangerous removal no doubt, but with lots of knowledge and skill our crew was able to remove the entire tree within 2 hours of when the call first came in. You, your house, your property and your trees are important to us and we take emergency tree service seriously and always do our best to assist you quickly and efficiently using the most skilled and up to date practices in the industry. If you have a tree care emergency whether it is trimming dangerous hanging branches or removing an entire tree,you can call us ANYTIME.
April is quickly approaching and as you look around you can see the freshness of
Spring starting to arise. Green baby buds are starting to form, little bugs are beginning
to grace us with their presence and if you live in Colorado, the strong ﬁerce Spring
winds have begun. 80 mph winds were topping the charts in Boulder the other day and
unfortunately are wreaking havoc on our newly budding trees. So what do you do when
your 50 ft Spruce tree topples over and smashes your fence, barely missing your
home? You call in an ISA Certiﬁed Arborist.
Blue River Forestry & Tree Care is a premier tree service in Boulder County
which not only employs ISA Certiﬁed Arborists, we have the machinery and
knowledge to easily remove any storm damaged tree. Thankfully, not all trees are
completely toppled over by ﬁerce winds and most only incur minor storm damage such
as broken leaders or limbs. However, broken leaders hanging over your play yard,
house or drive can cause their own damage and can be hazardous is their very own
way, hitting a fence may be your last fear if a broken leader is hanging over your swing
set. Call an arborist immediately if you see storm damage on your property to prevent
further breakage. Blue River Forestry & Tree Care has day of emergency appointments
in Boulder and surrounding areas for tree removal and/or care and will come to any
hazardous call within in hours.
Prevention is the best way to deal with storm damage. Proper pruning practices
by a professionally certiﬁed arborist will minimize the risk of storm damage and create a
healthy growth pattern for your trees to be able to with stand the ﬁerce Colorado winds.
Proper pruning will remove the dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly-attached, and
low vigor branches from the crown of the tree so you will have less breakage and less
danger during storms. We all know the climate here changes rapidly and snow in April
is not uncommon. April snow is wet and heavy and great to play in, but if your tree has
weakly-attached branches or dead and dying branches those will be the ﬁrst to break
during a heavy snow load. Protecting your trees is protecting one of your propertyʼs best assets, so call today for a free estimate on Spring trimming.
The Pro Green Expo once again makes it’s way to Denver Febuary 8-11, 2011. The Pro Green Expo offers 141 seminars on the hottest topics in the green industry. The expo has a weatlh of information that can be applied to everything from the office, to the jobsite, to the trees themselves, this is why I am so excited to be attending. Being the support system and “go to girl” for the business and crew, I am always looking for new ways to update the office, make customer service the best ever, and make sure our crew is the happiest crew on the block. This will be my first year attending the Pro Green Expo and being the book worm that I am, I am already excited for my first day of classes. Stay tuned for updates in Febuary on all the wonderful things I have learned.
The International Society of Arboriculture also know as “ISA” promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees. They set forth standards for the tree care industry, provide testing, continuing education, and require all arborists to abide by a code of ethics. After one completes the ISA test and becomes a certified arborist, they are required to obtain 30 continuing education credits in order to maintain the status of ISA certified arborist.
We congratulate Ryan for taking a step above the rest and becoming ISA Certified Arborist #RM-7382A. From the moment Ryan began working with Blue River Tree Care we could see his natural talent and ability when it came to climbing and trimming. Ryan also competed this year in the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Tree Climbing Competition and placed among the top 15 climbers. He continues to study under owner and ISA certified arborist Dustin Brown and is excelling every day in the new tree care practices and techniques. So our hat is off to you Ryan, congratulations and thank you for being a part of the Blue River Tree Care’s team.
Meet “Ricki” he is our forestry employee of the month.
“Ricki” is part of the crew and is an ASV Skid Steer. He is the favored piece of equipment when it comes to forestry. Equipped with a bucket loader, winch or a grapple, all Blue River Tree Care’s employees like to work with him as he knows how to get the job done. Fire mitigation, defensible space or helping to complete forest health projects, he makes the job go smoothly when needing to pull large trees away from houses or off the forest floor. Not only does he assist on forest projects, he is also great when he comes to hauling away storm damage trees that have fallen, or large leaders that must be removed. This winter we were asked to participate in a classroom project from Wisconsin and “Ricki” helped give Flat Stanley some education on Colorado’s forests.