Did you know the City of Louisville, CO, dates back to 1877? With so much lush history centered in Boulder County, it's no wonder our tree canopy is among the most commemorated. With 142 years of roots, this vibrant city has over 26 parks and 1800 miles of open space to care for. Louisville is a city that not only understands the importance of the urban tree canopy, but celebrates it. In an increasingly urban world, healthy, thriving trees make a substantial difference in how a community thrives as a whole. The City of Louisville cares for over 10,000 public trees throughout the city in its parks and open spaces. Property owners need to make sure their trees are healthy and getting the best tree service to achieve added value and long-term growth.
It is sometimes difficult for the untrained eye to know if a tree is unhealthy or diseased. There are small warning signs that may go unseen, such as change in foliage color, small holes from insects in the bark, or possible root collar problems. If you are noticing your trees looking a little under the weather, the sooner you take action the better. Plant health care is a proactive, protective, and nurturing approach for the preservation and the health of your landscape. If you suspect a pest or disease problem or really aren’t sure your trees are healthy, our ISA Certified Arborists are here to guide you through the care and keeping of your tree landscape.
About Our ISA Certified Arborists
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, our staff is certified through the International Society of Arboriculture and licensed for pest management through the Colorado Department of Agriculture. As a licensed and certified tree care company, we are committed to the conservation, care, and health of Louisville's trees.
Our educated and knowledgeable arborists can assess the health of your trees and advise you on the best course of action to maintain or restore the natural balance of your living landscape. When we do need to address issues that arise, such as a pest or disease problems, our arborists will use the most environmentally sound products and application methods available.
The Louisville Tree Ecosystem
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 like 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. When you have a power-packed ecosystem from well-fed, 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.
What Are the Common Pests in Louisville?
At the moment, the emerald ash borer (EAB) is causing the biggest headaches for homeowners and arborists. It's an Asian beetle that came to the US through Detroit in 2002 and has marched west to the Front Range. 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. EAB was originally found in Boulder and infiltrated the surrounding areas of Boulder County, including Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, and Erie. Emerald ash borer is a deadly threat to the Louisville tree canopy, and as a homeowner and tree lover, you should be aware of the dangers it poses to all true ash species.
Early intervention is crucial for stopping the spread of emerald ash borer. Our educated arborists can evaluate the health of your trees and recommend the best course of action. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we offer two of the most effective products to provide you with the best possible protection against emerald ash borer infestation. Along with our emerald ash borer treatments, we devise a plan that encompasses all aspects of the health of your tree, from the soil below to the crown above, to ensure the longevity of your living landscape.
Here are some other pests and perils your Louisville trees face:
- Lilac Ash Borer
- Leaf Hopper
- Kermes, and Elm Scale
- Japanese Leaf Beetle
Diseases are another threat; the many that we come across in the Front Range include:
- Fire Blight — a bacterial disease that makes the affected areas look scorched, causing damage to fruiting and flowering species
- Iron Chlorosis — iron deficiency in the soil causing leaves to be yellowish, affecting a variety of species, and commonly seen in Maples and Oaks
Integrated Pest Management in Boulder County and Louisville
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, integrated pest management, or IPM, is part of our plant health care programs. 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 they will create an ongoing health care plan for your property. We deal with a wide variety of pests and diseases in Louisville, CO, and the surrounding area and offer individualized treatment plans for your specific goals and property’s needs.
Soil Restoration With Aerated Compost Tea
Aerated compost tea is essentially food for the soil. While enriching your soil environment you are in return affecting the entire tree as a whole from the roots to the canopy. Aerated compost tea is a rich microbial solution used to restore your soil composition and revitalize your landscape.
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.
At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we support local vermiculture (worm farmers). Local worm castings are just one of the many nutrient-rich ingredients we use to formulate our own special cocktail of aerated compost tea for Colorado’s clay-heavy soils. With aerated compost tea, you will see improved soil structure, water retention, and oxygen diffusion within the soil.
Full-Service Tree Care in Louisville, Colorado
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 the health of your trees, as well as Louisville’s deeply rooted community. Call Blue River Forestry & Tree Care today for your complimentary consultation.
Excellent Tree Services For LOUISVILLE 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.
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