As a member of Tree City USA, it’s clear that Erie, CO, is serious when it comes to the health and well-being of its trees. With Tree Incentive Programs for residents, schools, and nonprofits and active involvement with the Colorado Tree Coalition, it’s clear the City of Erie understands that trees are vital for ensuring the health, safety, and beauty of our area for residents, visitors, wildlife, and the environment as a whole.
As a trusted partner serving Erie, Colorado, Blue River Forestry & Tree Care understands this passion for maintaining the health of our area’s trees. We’re here to lend a helping hand to ensure your trees are kept disease and pest free and that their soil is filled with nutrients. With routine plant health care, your trees can thrive and act as a beautiful contribution to our area’s ecoscape.
Your Trees: An Intricate Part of Our Erie, Colorado Ecosystem
Each tree is its own universe. From beneath the soil to the highest branches, trees play host to millions of microbes — such as bacteria, nematodes, protozoa, and fungi — and macro-organisms — such as spiders, roly-polys, and earthworms. In a symbiotic dance, a properly-fed tree can take care of itself while these organisms harmoniously work together, forming the soil food web: the transfer of energy between the species in an ecosystem.
Ensuring your trees have well-fed, nutritious soil is a large part of creating this thriving environment. Our aerated compost tea and fertilizer treatments can help ensure your trees have the best opportunity to thrive in our dynamic Front Range environment. Much like the symbiotic relationships within the soil food web, your relationship with the ISA Certified Arborists at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care is an important part of your trees’ plant health care. We can help you know the right steps to take to maintain the delicate, intricate balance of nutrients for your plants and what to do if pests or disease threaten your unique piece of our urban forest.
Invasive Pests & Disease: How Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Erie Ash Trees
Your trees are vulnerable to a variety of pests and diseases, but none more so than non-native pests like the emerald ash borer. This invasive species of beetle from Asia stowed away on shipping containers and deboarded in Detroit around 2002. Since that time, they have made their way west, where they are now feasting on the millions of ash trees in Colorado. With no natural predators, emerald ash borer can take out a healthy ash tree in just a matter of weeks.
Fortunately, the ISA Certified Arborists at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care are experienced in using preventative injections to protect ash trees from this pest, as well as providing diagnosis and treatment for affected trees or removal and disposal of infested trees, if needed.
Other diseases and pests in our area include:
- Lilac Ash Borer
- Leaf Hoppers
- Iron Chlorosis
- Japanese Leaf Beetle
- Fire Blight
- Scales — Kermes, Oyster, Elm
Be alert for signs of damage on your trees, including D-shaped markings, small holes in the bark, or a change in foliage color. Our arborists’ highly trained eyes can detect problems and develop a plan to keep your trees in optimal health. Particularly before harsh Front Range weather conditions can weaken your trees, call us out for a root-to-crown tree evaluation. We can help you understand the health of your trees and how you can keep them in peak condition.
ISA Certified Arborists Are Your Erie, CO, Tree Health Resource
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we’re passionate about education and training. That’s why we employ ISA Certified Arborists, those who meet strict standards set by the International Society of Arborists. We also adhere to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which is designed to manage pest and vermin treatment organically, ensuring environmentally friendly practices. Just as we understand the intricate relationships between trees and the ecosystems of which they are a part, we also understand the importance of our mission to practice environmentally safe practices that protect the harmony of this ecosystem.
Our team understands the value of the urban and natural forests in Erie, Colorado, and nearby Boulder County. That’s why we are dedicated to providing our neighbors with the highest quality arborist and plant health care and tree service available.
How to Maintain Your Piece of Our Urban Forest
By partnering with the ISA Certified Arborists from Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, you’re providing your trees with resources to stay healthy and strong for years. 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 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 understand 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 and pruning, plant health care, and integrated pest management to promote optimum tree health.
- Tree Monitoring — Each tree is unique, and some need a little more TLC than others. Also, as the health of your trees improves, 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 are confident in the health of your trees.
Advanced Plant Health Care Services for Erie, CO
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 Erie, Colorado, community. Call Blue River Forestry & Tree Care today for a complimentary consultation.
TREE CARE SERVICES FOR ERIE 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, and Erie.
Are your Trees in Tip-Top Shape?
Call for a no obligation, free tree care evaluation, call (720) 256-9056