Longmont, Colorado is a city that’s dedicated to sustainability, and recognizes the important role that trees and green space have in a sustainability plan. The city of Longmont was founded in the late 1800’s and is now the 13th most populated city in the state of Colorado.
Longmont’s popularity is due to its welcoming environment and dedication to building thriving, environmentally friendly neighborhoods. Longmont’s urban forest plays a large role in this. Statistics show that trees strengthen local communities, increase property values, and benefit the overall health and safety of the population.
We love Longmont’s urban forest and mature tree canopy, but as certified arborists, we know that there are certain circumstances where tree removal is inevitable. In most cases, the affected tree is dead or in decline already due to age, pest infestation, or disease. Whatever the circumstances that may result in the need to remove a tree, Blue River Forestry & Tree Care’s knowledgeable ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborists are fully prepared to handle the situation. Our arborists will thoroughly evaluate your tree and approach your tree removal with the thought and care your landscape deserves.
Reasons To Remove A Tree From Your Property
When properly cared for, some trees can live for decades, providing families with a beautiful living landscape, comforting shade, and endless entertainment for growing children. However, trees are living organisms that are affected by the environment around them, both for better and for worse. When our arborists evaluate a tree for removal, we take age, species, stability, vitality, and the surrounding environment and structures into consideration. Oftentimes, trees under stress can be rejuvenated with the proper care by qualified professionals.
The Top Five Reasons For Tree Removal
- The tree is in decline or dead
- Emergency tree removal due to storm damage from heavy snow, flooding, or wind
- Disease or pest infestation (such as emerald ash borer) the tree is infected past treatment level, or is not a good candidate for treatment.
- The tree has become dangerous to its surrounding environment, including structures or power lines, or it impedes an important line of sight
- The tree is an undesirable species or size, is causing problems like overcrowding or allergies, has become a nuisance, or doesn’t fit in with its surroundings’ aesthetics
Emergency Tree Removal and Storm Damage
The Front Range is notorious for its unpredictable weather patterns. Snow in May? No problem! 80 degrees in January? Let’s ski in our swimsuits. Although we have more sunny days than any other state, when inclement weather does strike, it may lead to costly damages to your home, including its landscaping. Trees that have become unstable because of inclement weather can pose a threat to you, your loved ones, and your property.
Nearly everyone who has lived in Longmont, CO for any length of time has seen the damage that severe weather leaves in its wake. Heavy snow loads and wind can crack branches and even uproot entire trees. Since the trees in this area are of notable size and maturity, storm damaged branches can be devastating, taking out power lines, crashing through roofs, or worse. It takes a professional to successfully gauge the risk posed by a damaged tree, and our ISA certified arborists will answer the call to keep you and your property safe.
The Dangers of Insects and Disease
One major cause of tree death is high pest pressure from insects or disease. Often, disease or insect infestation can go unnoticed by the untrained eye and the tree’s small warnings are missed. By the time you realize your tree is struggling it may be too late for treatment, and removal becomes the only safe option.
Perhaps the most notorious pest problem affecting trees in the city of Longmont (as well as the greater Boulder County area) is that of the emerald ash borer. 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 containment through proper treatment.
Due to the biology of the emerald ash borer and the current scope of the infestation in the Front Range area, removal of damaged or dead ash trees is often the best option if you have an infected tree. Our ISA certified arborists will work with you to determine the safest, most efficient way to remove your tree while also limiting the spread of the infestation to other ash trees throughout Longmont, CO and the rest of Boulder County. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient emerald ash borer treatment services to protect both the overall tree health of our communities and the safety of your property.
Colorado’s harsh weather can add to the spread of tree disease, resulting in irreversible damage from ailments like sun scald, drought injury, and frost injury. Mechanical damage that occurs from hail, wind breakage, and late storms may allow harmful pathogens to enter a tree.
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we specialize in diagnosing disease and insect infestation. If possible, our certified arborists will develop a future-focused care plan for the management of disease. If treatment is not an option, we may recommend tree removal.
What Happens After Tree Removal?
Once your tree is removed, it’s time to consider how to deal with the stump that’s left behind. Stump grinding is often the most efficient, effective way to eliminate unsightly stumps. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we offer itemized quotes, including pricing your tree removal and stump grinding. In some situations, stump grinding may not be an option, or even needed.
Leave Tree Removal Up To The Professionals
Attempting to remove a tree on your own can be dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. Tree care professionals like our ISA certified arborists have an understanding of the many situations that may necessitate tree removal, and are trained to recognize structural issues such as internal decay, rot, or cracks in the main leaders or trunk in order to assess the overall risk of a tree. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we have the skills, training, and equipment to safely remove your tree. We understand the importance of your home and will take every precaution to keep your property and surrounding landscape safe from damage.
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we can remove a variety of species both large and small. From shrubs to hazardous trees, we have invested in the most up to date and low impact equipment to offer our clients safe, efficient, and cost effective tree removal.
Call today to set up a no-obligation evaluation with one of our ISA certified arborists!
TREE CARE SERVICES FOR LONGMONT 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.
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