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Ask a Professional – What is Plant Health Care?

Ask a Professional – What is Plant Health Care?

Keeping It Green Ross Tree offers a Plant Health Care (PHC) service that takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to tree, shrub, and lawn care. In contrast, most tree companies just service trees and sometimes shrubs. We keep all the woody plants and turf in a...

Emerald Ash Borer Handbook

Emerald Ash Borer Handbook

EAB Now In Arvada The Ross Tree Company created an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Handbook to inform homeowners about this tree insect. This EAB manual will help Denver homeowners because city foresters in cities along the Front Range do expect homeowners to manage the Ash...

Common Summer Tree Issues in Denver

Common Summer Tree Issues in Denver

Homeowners across many neighborhoods in Denver noticed some common summer tree issues as they inspected their trees and got their gardens ready for planting. By June, tree issues such as - frost damage, winter kill, and Chlorosis - become apparent. They begin to...

Tree Canopy Management

Tree Canopy Management

The Practice of Tree Canopy Management in Residential Tree Care Many leading tree service companies, like Ross Tree Company, embrace Tree Canopy Management because of its holistic approach to tree pruning and tree health care. Trees grow well in the forest without any...

COVID – 19 Update

COVID – 19 Update

Ross Tree Company is classified as an essential business and will be open for business throughout the COVID-19 quarantine.   An Arborist is considered a skilled trade by the Colorado Department of Labor so Ross Tree is open throughout the COVID-19 shut-down. Ross...

Standards Based Pruning Handbook

Standards Based Pruning Handbook

Proper Tree Pruning Proper tree pruning encourages growth, strong tree structure, and improves the aesthetic appeal of a tree. Pruning at the right time and in the right way is critical since it is possible to kill or damage a tree by over-pruning. The best way to...

The Attack of the Spotted Lanternfly – Maybe?

The Attack of the Spotted Lanternfly – Maybe?

Ross Tree likes to keep its customers informed about invasive tree insects. Last year, local media outlets featured stories about the Spotted Lanternfly. It is not in Colorado yet, but this insect is creating havoc in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and...

Evergreen Tree Pest Update

Evergreen Tree Pest Update

This Evergreen Tree Pest Update discusses the Tussock Moth and Pine Sawfly. These insects devastate evergreens in Colorado. Denver homeowners need to get informed about these tree pests. Homeowners who see clusters of larvae on their Pine, Spruce or Fir trees, click...

Winter Tree Care Tips

Winter Tree Care Tips

As you know, Denver is known for its 300 days of sunshine and surprising weather changes. Winter creates tree care issues for trees but also treatment opportunities for some tree species. Winter Kill and Sunscald Over the last two years, Denver experienced sudden...

Fire Blight Handbook

Fire Blight Handbook

The Denver Post reported on November 2018 that Fire Blight is on the move across the Front Range. Click here to read the article. Fire Blight is a bacterial disease that affects certain tree species in the rose family, including apples, pears, and crabapples. The...

Honeylocust Tree Care

Honeylocust Tree Care

Honeylocusts are a popular tree in Denver and the Front Range. However, dry winters, hail damage, late spring freezes, and insect infestations are causing noticeable damage. For example, thinner canopies, branch dieback, and less leafing-out are evidence that...

Sometimes it is Best to Leave it to the Professionals

Sometimes it is Best to Leave it to the Professionals

Large Tree Service Ross Tree Company is your go-to company for tree service next to busy streets. It can be a stressful process, involving permits, large equipment, street closures, and scheduling of crews. Therefore, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Rest...

Common Poplar & Cottonwood Tree Issues

Common Poplar & Cottonwood Tree Issues

Cottonwood and Silver Popular tree care is a constant concern since these fast-growing, softwood trees are prune to disease and mechanical breakage. Poplars, Cottonwoods, and Aspens are all members of the Populus genus and have many characteristics that make them a...

Silver Poplar Tree Care

Silver Poplar Tree Care

I moved to Denver in the 1980s from the south, and there were two distinct things to this region that I noticed almost immediately - magpies and Silver Poplars. Magpies are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. These birds can recognize themselves in...

Controlling Elm Leaf Beetles

Controlling Elm Leaf Beetles

Short winters and warm springs can lead to Elm Leaf Beetle infestations. Insecticide products successfully control the Elm Leaf Beetle and its larvae. Ross Tree Company has three Colorado Department of Agriculture licensed Qualified Supervisors (QS) to handle...

Denver’s Cottonwood Trees

Denver’s Cottonwood Trees

The plains Cottonwood is Colorado's largest broadleaf tree known for its massive trunk and beautiful, large leaves. Because of their grand size, Cottonwoods provide a wow-factor to many yards. The largest Cottonwood in Colorado measured a stunning 23 feet around...

Two Elms on Elm Street

Two Elms on Elm Street

Denver Digs Trees Denver Digs Trees gives homeowners street and yard trees to plant. They offer local trees adapted to Denver’s variable weather and dry climate. Yard trees shade and cool our homes in the summer. They also increase the value of homes, buffer noise and...

Spring Time Tree Pruning in Denver

Spring Time Tree Pruning in Denver

Spring tree pruning cuts out the excessive growth of yard trees and establishes a dominant leader, which opens up the tree's canopy to light and strengths the branches to withstand Denver's unpredictable snow and wind storms. However, over-pruning causes negative...

Emerald Ash Borer Denver Update

Emerald Ash Borer Denver Update

The dreaded Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) arrived in the heart of Boulder in September 2013. Within five years, the beetle spread to Superior, Colorado, a town half way between Boulder and Denver. With little to no predators, this borer is free to move about at will. Click...

Evergreen Tree Care

Evergreen Tree Care

Evergreen trees and shrubs are a great option for any yard because they need less maintenance than many leafed trees, provide color all year long, give a lot of privacy, and are quite hardy. However, coniferous trees need different care than deciduous varieties. Below...

How Lawn Care Issues Can Affect Trees

How Lawn Care Issues Can Affect Trees

Good lawn care includes practices that do not put trees at risk. In this blog, learn about some simple ways to protect all of your trees. Tree health is an important part of any lawn care, but sometimes people fail to realize how much attention their trees really...

Care Tips for Your Landscape’s Weeping Silver Birch

Care Tips for Your Landscape’s Weeping Silver Birch

Learn How To Treat Your Weeping Silver Birch Correctly A weeping silver birch tree is a fast-growing decorative tree most known for its smooth, white bark. The branching structure of this type of tree is unique, as individual branches swoop downward in a charming...

Save Ash Trees From the Emerald Ash Borer

Save Ash Trees From the Emerald Ash Borer

3 Steps to Save Ash Trees From the Emerald Ash Borer The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is on the move! Denver is a city teeming with Ash trees. One in every six urban trees in the Denver area is an Ash, so the trees help fill out the canopy in parks, greenbelts, and...

A Short Guide to Aspen Trees and Their Care

A Short Guide to Aspen Trees and Their Care

How to Care For Your Aspen Trees What would Colorado be without its aspen trees? While aspens are common trees found throughout North America, Colorado has a higher percentage of the species growing within its borders than any other state. Aspen trees provide shade in...

5 Facts to Know About Spruce Beetles and Your Trees

5 Facts to Know About Spruce Beetles and Your Trees

Coniferous trees like pines and spruces are popular among Colorado homeowners because they retain their green color all year round and can often handle harsher conditions than other trees. However, plenty of pests target these trees, and some beetles target only a...

Signs Your Trees Are Sick, Dying, and Need Immediate Attention

From increasing your property value and aesthetic qualities to keeping your heating and cooling costs in check, there are several reasons to keep the trees on your lot healthy and strong. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, your trees can still become very ill...

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Trimming Their Own Trees

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Trimming Their Own Trees

Regular trimming is important for maintaining tree health and also for preventing problems associated with dead tree limbs, such as roof damage and landscape damage. However, if you are not trimming your tree correctly, you might be doing more harm than good. Read on...

3 Reasons to Trim Your Trees in the Winter

3 Reasons to Trim Your Trees in the Winter

3 Compelling Reasons to Have Your Trees Trimmed Before Spring Arrives When the snow starts falling and the temperature drops, you might assume that yard work is finished for the year, with the exception of maybe shoveling some snow. However, wintertime is actually...

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