Longmont, Colorado can easily be considered the jewel in Boulder County's tree crown. With our lush urban forests that spread through the city to meet the natural forests, Longmont's trees are a vital part of the local landscape. How vital? A recent tree canopy study found that our trees have saved the city some $8.4 million — they slow down traffic, improving public safety; improve drainage to control flooding; and create energy savings. Above all, studies have shown that trees improve health and quality of life, and what could be more important than that?
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we strive to use our expertise and education for the betterment of our community. As part of this community, your commitment to the care and preservation of Longmont’s urban forest is vitally important, and we are here to lend a helping hand with outstanding tree service. Ensuring the soil your trees call home is filled with proper sustenance and that your trees are kept disease and pest free are all part of your contribution to keeping the local ecoscape of Longmont healthy for all to enjoy.
Dig Your Roots In
A tree is part of a marvelous ecosystem. From roots to crown, a properly-fed tree can take care of itself, making its own food while working in harmony with the millions of microbes and other organisms that are part of that ecosystem. Soil microbes — bacteria, nematodes, protozoa, and fungi — are the tiny magicians that work with macro-organisms — spiders, roly-polys, and earthworms — to create the soil food web. The soil food web describes the transfer of energy between species in an ecosystem, and when you have a power-packed ecosystem from well -ed, balanced, and nourished soil, the result will be healthy, vital trees.
When you have a tree maintenance relationship with your arborist, much like the symbiotic relationship in the soil food web, it's easier to stay on top of best practices for pest prevention and treatment. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we'll keep you apprised of any pests on the Front Range horizon.
Can I Manage Pests in an Environmentally Friendly Way?
As a locally owned and community-minded company, our approach to plant health care is based on the knowledge that plants and their surroundings are interwoven in natural relationships, and it is our mission to use the most environmentally safe practices to maintain the harmony within these relationships.
Cities like Boulder, Longmont, and surrounding communities are taking positive steps to eliminate pesticides like neonicotinoids by implementing systems that use the most environmentally sound products with application methods that decrease exposure to the surrounding environment and beneficial pollinators.
Preventative care is the first approach in a plant health care program. We recommend a protective and nurturing approach for the preservation and the health of your landscape. Our ISA Certified Arborists can assist you in developing a plan to prevent disease and increase the vitality of your landscape. We offer services like compost tea soil amendments, mulch rings, and drought prevention plans to keep your plants healthy, thriving, and disease-resistant.
Insect and Disease Control
Integrated pest management or pest control is part of our plant health care program if issues do arise. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we offer safe and effective treatments to address and prevent future problems while also protecting beneficial insects and maintaining harmony in the surrounding environment. Our plant health care technicians evaluate the situation from the soil and roots to the top of the canopy to find the best possible solution, and we will then create an ongoing health care plan for your property.
We deal with a wide variety of pests and diseases each day, and each tree and pest requires its own course of action for treatment and prevention. Our certified arborists will help devise a plan for your particular situation, no matter how big or small.
Below are a few of the many common pests and diseases our Longmont trees can be afflicted with:
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Lilac/Ash Borer
- Leaf Hopper
- Japanese Leaf Beetle
- Scale — Kermes and Oystershell
- Chlorosis — yellowing leaves caused by a deficiency of bio-available micronutrients in the soil
- Fire Blight — a bacterial disease causing scorched-looking leaves on fruiting and flowering species.
Emerald Ash Borer is the latest invasive pest to migrate to Colorado. It's an Asian species that is thought to have hitched a ride to Detroit on packing crates around 2002. Considered one of the most destructive forest pests in the history of North America, the emerald ash borer population will only continue to grow without the proper treatment.
The Art and Science of Longmont, Colorado Tree Care
Arboriculture is as much an art form as it is a science. It takes education and skill to properly care for a landscape, as well as a trained eye and an artistic hand to enhance the aesthetics of your trees. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, our number one goal is to provide Longmont, CO, and the surrounding area with a higher standard of tree care. From the mountains to the plains, our ISA Certified Arborists are knowledgeable about the different soil and landscaping conditions in the area, and we can help you maintain or restore health and vitality to your plot of the urban forest.
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 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.
Aerated Compost Tea — Feed Your Longmont Soil
The best way for your trees to get and maintain that probiotic balance is with our own high-quality, custom Colorado-formulated, nutrient-rich, aerated compost tea. Blue River Forestry & Tree Care has designed a compost tea specifically for the soil of the Longmont area, using locally-sourced worm castings from our own Colorado worm farmers combined with soil amendments such as mycorrhizae. The root system of the tree is responsible for the absorption and transportation of essential minerals and water to the rest of the tree, including to the leaves to assist in photosynthesis.
Compost tea is food for soil, which in return benefits the nutrient and microbe uptake in the tree’s root system. The roots pipeline these essential nutrients to other areas of the tree to be used in food production. Mineral elements are the basic building blocks for new growth and cellular function. Aerated compost tea treatments are done through various methods depending on your particular landscape, such as deep root injection (the most common), soil soak, or by foliar application to the leaves, which unleashes a micro-herd of organisms that go to work balancing the food web of your landscape’s ecosystem.
Your Trees Deserve to Be Healthy
Trees often need help to stay healthy, especially in an urban forest setting, where they 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 will benefit not only the health of your trees, but the overall health of the Longmont community. Contact Blue River Forestry & Tree Care today for your complimentary consultation.
Excellent Tree Services For Boulder County’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 trimming and pruning, tree removal, cabling and bracing, tree planting, Emerald Ash Borer consultation and treatment, plant health care services, and forestry 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.
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