Effective Tree Care Services From Experienced Boulder County Professionals
Why should you get your trees serviced? As we like to say in Longmont, “Green Communities are $mart communities!” Trees slow traffic, enhance public safety, save on energy costs, improve drainage to reduce flooding, and improve the overall health and quality of life here in Longmont, CO. As part of our Tree Canopy study, we found that Longmont’s urban forest saves the city a combined value of over $8.4 million. Wouldn’t you take care of something that saved us that much money!
All Aspects Of Tree Service—Covered!
Tree Trimming – Just like regularly visiting the doctor for a physical, getting your trees trimmed regularly is vital to promote longevity and health. Together with tree pruning, this common tree care procedure helps your tree develop strong structures and desirable forms, making it sturdier and more aesthetically appealing.
Tree Removal – From a precarious lean due to bad root structure to the death of a tree as a whole, there are many reasons that may require tree removal. Our ISA Certified Arborists can examine your trees and decide what course of action is best. If we recommend removal, our trained, insured technicians have the experience and equipment to safely remove your tree.
Stump Removal – Aside from looking unappealing, stumps are inconvenient for a variety of reasons. They can sprout sporadic and unpredictable new growth, attract unpleasant insect-like wasps and hornets, are difficult to mow around, and can be a tripping hazard. The best way to remove a stump is to grind it down, and our arborists are skilled at tailoring each job to fit the needs of your individual tree and yard.
Bracing and Cabling – Using braces or cables to support your tree can help lower the risk of branch failure, particularly because the Front Range experiences occasional severe weather. Due to a number of important safety and structural factors, however, the installation of bracing and cabling should only be performed by trained and certified arborists. Any installation needs to be inspected every ten years to make sure it is still sound.
Tree Planting – Many tree species have life spans equal to or greater than that of humans, so there are many important aspects to consider. Our ISA Certified Arborists can help you choose a species that will thrive in your plot of the urban forest, add aesthetic appeal to your environment, and fit in with your outdoor surroundings.
Fire Mitigation – Here in Boulder County, we have the opportunity to live where the urban forest meets the natural forest. But this mountainous living area has its own unique landscaping needs and considerations, including the need to minimize the risk of wildfire destruction. Our certified arborists can plan out and create a defensible space for your mountain property, lowering your risk of damage from a wildfire.
Are you at risk? Check out this risk map of Colorado from Colorado State University. https://csfs.colostate.edu/wildfire-mitigation/colorados-wildland-urban-interface/
Land Clearing – Mountain properties should be cleared of debris and brush to reduce fire risk, and any trees infected with pine beetles should be professionally removed.
Hauling and Chipping – We can safely and thoroughly remove brush and debris from your property, and also properly dispose of diseased wood to prevent infection or parasites from spreading.
Construction Preparation/Damage Assessment – We inspect and assess landscapes prior to any construction project and offer suggestions for lessening the negative impact this could have on the property’s trees. After construction, we can help minimize any damage done to your trees or outside environment.
Tree Services to Increase Plant Health
Routine Tree Care – Ensure your trees’ vitality and ensure their sound structure with regular inspection and maintenance. Issues like insect infestation and disease are best treated when identified early. Our arborists can inspect your plot of urban forest, make suggestions to keep your trees in tip-top shape, and offer treatments and options to restore struggling trees back to health.
Arborist Consulting - We employ ISA Certified Arborists who have over 40 years of combined field experience and have the machinery, equipment, and staff to manage all of your tree care needs. Concerned about a particular tree? Want to ensure all your trees are safe and healthy? One of our consultants would be happy to provide any advice to help you keep them strong and healthy!
Emerald Ash Borer – Emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle species that feeds on ash trees. It arrived in the U.S. in 2002, but didn’t reach Colorado until 2013. With an estimated 8 billion ash trees in the United States, these little beetles have found it easy to thrive here, and EAB will continue to be a serious threat in Colorado and the Western states. Treatment for emerald ash borer is most effective when started early. Call us as soon as possible to set up an evaluation of the health of your ash trees that could be vulnerable to this pest.
Aerated Compost Tea - A tree’s root system is responsible for the absorption and transportation of essential minerals and water to the rest of the tree, including the leaves. The leaves are then responsible for photosynthesis, which provides food for the tree. Being aware of this system, it’s easy to see why your tree’s root system needs to be enriched with fertile, nutritious soil! When soil is lacking in nutrients, the entire tree suffers. Compost tea can replenish the soil and act as a natural fertilizer to restore balance. Helpful for all soil, compost tea can also be used in your garden to boost the health of your entire plant ecosystem.
Caring for and Maintaining Trees: Art + Science
Arboriculture is the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. To ensure healthy and responsible tree care, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has strict standards for the certification of arborists, specifically:
- An in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of tree biology
- Understanding how to diagnose and treat problems afflicting trees and shrubs
- Proper pruning and growth management techniques
- Knowledge of how to choose the best trees and shrubs for a particular landscape, soil or climate
- Nutritional requirements and fertilization techniques to keep trees and shrubs in peak form
- Recognizing potential tree hazards
- Tree climbing techniques and tools related to the trade
- Proper tree cabling techniques
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, certified arborists play a crucial role in every tree service we provide. Our team includes ISA Certified consulting arborists who can expertly maintain and preserve the aesthetic and ecological value of your trees and shrubs. We can diagnose problems and potential hazards and suggest improvements to ensure proper, healthy growth of your urban environment.
Growing a Better Future in Longmont, CO
Besides quality tree service, we offer a fully insured, uniformed staff, trained in accordance with ISA standards. You can always depend on:
- Rapid response to service calls and prompt arrivals to your property
- Timely submission of accurate, competitive proposals
- Comprehensive property audits, which can provide a clear assessment of the location and condition of every tree and shrub on your property
- Ongoing tree care contracts that can be customized to fit your management and budgetary needs
- Property tours with property managers, HOA board members, or individual homeowners
- A guarantee that all tree work will be performed and/or supervised by an ISA Certified Arborist
- A steadfast commitment to the highest level of service and customer satisfaction
Excellent Tree Service 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 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, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Niwot, and Erie.
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call (720) 256-9056