The climate in Broomfield, Colorado, makes our area an outdoor lover’s paradise. However, extreme weather like snowstorms, hailstorms, and droughts can wreak havoc on your piece of our urban forest. If trees are not in the best health, they are at a greater risk of damage when these conditions come our way. Even the hardiest of trees can be vulnerable to pests and disease, so regular maintenance and consultations with certified arborists are necessary for keeping your trees and your property in a safe, healthy condition.
With over 8,000 acres of open land and miles of greenbelts, it’s easy to see the Broomfield area’s love and respect for trees everywhere you look. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we understand how vital trees are to both our community as a whole and our individual lives. It’s our passion to help our neighbors in Broomfield and Boulder County, CO, ensure their trees have the best plant health care possible, including regular pruning protecting against and treating disease and pests, and ensuring the soil your trees live in is a nutritious resource to keep them in prime health.
The Vital Importance of Tree Care in Broomfield, Colorado
It’s easy enough to think of trees as low maintenance, particularly as they mature and fill out the landscape. However, like any living thing, trees need nutrition and occasional check-ups to ensure they’re in optimal health. All trees, young or mature, often need to be reinvigorated with a fertilizer like our aerated compost tea to keep them healthy enough to fight off disease and invasive pests.
For the most part, non-native trees are most susceptible to poor health. Our local, clay-heavy soil and rugged climate, are not natural environments for these species, so they require extra attention to thrive in Boulder County. The trees that are native to our area in Broomfield, such as evergreens, hawthorn, and most maples, find it easier to flourish, but still deserve active attention to ensure they are in the best health possible.
Balancing Your Tree Ecosystem
From root to crown, your trees are their own unique universes. Within the trunk, on the leaves, and beneath the soil, each tree is a host to micro- and macro-organisms that work symbiotically to help each other thrive. When you create a dynamic, thriving ecosystem by ensuring your trees have well-fed, nutritious soil, you help create healthy, vital trees. Much like the symbiotic relationships in the soil food web, your relationship with a certified arborist can help bring balance to the trees in your care. The ISA Certified Arborists at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care are here to help you stay on top of best practices for pest prevention and treatment, and we’ll keep you apprised of any pests on the Front Range horizon
Preventing and Treating Tree Pests in Boulder County
Non-native pests pose a particular threat to our area’s trees. Some can be more bothersome than harmful, while others — like emerald ash borer — can be deadly threat to the millions of ash trees in Colorado. This relatively new visitor to the United States is thought to have stowed away on shipping containers that arrived in Detroit and can take out a previously healthy ash tree in a matter of weeks. Fortunately, the ISA Certified Arborists at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care are experts at using safe and effective preventative injections against emerald ash borer, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of affected trees, and the removal and disposal of infested trees on your property, if needed.
Other diseases and pests to be aware of include:
- Lilac Ash Borer
- Leaf Hoppers
- Iron Chlorosis
- Japanese Leaf Beetle
- Fire Blight
- Scales — Kermes, Oystershell, Euopean Elm
If you spot damaged areas on your trees, such as large or sudden formed deadwood, a change in foliage color, or small holes in the bark caused from emerging insects, give us a call. Our highly-trained arborists can spot trouble areas and diagnose the severity of the situation. We’ll perform a root-to-crown tree evaluation to help you understand the health of your trees and how you can keep them in peak condition.
What It Means to Be an ISA Certified Arborist
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we believe in providing the highest-quality arborist services possible. That’s why we employ arborists certified by the International Society of Arborists, which sets the standards for education and training in the field. This licensing ensures that all tree work we perform is done in a safe, professional manner. Because we care about our beautiful urban and natural forests surrounding Broomfield, our team is proud to use environmentally friendly treatments whenever possible. We understand the interwoven relationships between trees and their surroundings, so it is our mission to be part of environmentally safe practices that maintain the harmony between these relationships.
Many cities like Broomfield implement an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) that is designed to address pest issues by implementing systems that use the most environmentally sound products and applications methods that decrease exposure to the surrounding ecosystem. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we proudly use these IPM standards as part of our plant health care programs.
Maintaining Your Piece of Our Urban Forest
When you choose to form a partnership with an ISA Certified Arborist from Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, you’re giving the trees on your property a friend as well. We’re as passionate about your trees as you are, and we’ve developed a process to ensure we’re providing the most high-quality arborist services possible.
Our quality tree care process includes:
- Tree Evaluation — One of our ISA Certified arborists will meet with you, discuss the overall health and vitality of your trees, and discuss your specific goals for your property.
- Tree Care Recommendation — After our evaluation, we will know the level of care and maintenance your trees will require. We will send a detailed, itemized proposal and follow up to see if you have any questions.
- Tree Care and Treatment — Our tree care techniques include deep-root watering, fertilizing, trimming, pruning and removal, plant health care, and integrated pest management to promote optimum tree health.
- Tree Monitoring — Each tree is unique, and some need more TLC than others. Also, as your trees get healthier, their maintenance schedules will change.
- Tree Care Instructions — As a community-minded company, we believe in relationships, and you're an important part of the process. We are always here to answer questions and to provide education and support so that you always feel confident in the health of your trees.
Providing the High-Quality Plant Health Care Services Your Trees Deserve
Trees often need a helping hand to stay in good health. In an urban area, particularly, they may compete with turf, gardens, structures, and other, closely planted trees. Developing a future-focused plant health care program with one of our ISA Certified Arborists benefits not only the health of your trees but the overall health of the Broomfield community. Call Blue River Forestry & Tree Care today for a complimentary consultation.
TREE CARE SERVICES FOR BROOMFIELD COLORADO'S URBAN FOREST
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we love trees and are committed to the health and care of yours! We offer all aspects of arboriculture, including: tree service, tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, stump removal, Emerald Ash Borer consultation and treatment, and plant health care services.
We are fully insured and employ ISA Certified Arborists. We have the machinery, experience, and staff to manage all of your tree care needs, and provide tree care services to Boulder, Colorado, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Erie, and Berthoud.
Are your Trees in Tip-Top Shape?
Call for a no obligation, free tree care evaluation, call (720) 256-9056