Planting in Fall: Tips for Autumn Blue Spruce Planting

Planting in Fall: Tips for Autumn Blue Spruce Planting

Fall isn’t just for bringing in the harvest – it’s also the perfect time to plant blue spruce trees! Blue spruces are extra durable in the fall. During this time, trees need less sunlight and food as they move into a winter period of dormancy. This means that they are less fragile and susceptible to… Read more »

Landscaping and Blue Spruce: Designing for Success

Spruce Trees For Landscaping Summit County CO

Those of us who love the beautiful blue spruce tree know how wonderful this species can be. This is why we choose always to celebrate this glorious tree, and you can do that, too, with some careful landscaping. Here are a few tips to designing a perfect set piece for your blue spruce. Pick a… Read more »

Cytospera Canker – Understanding this Common Tree Disease

There are several forms of spruce-killing canker diseases in the world, but the most dangerous and lethal by far is the cytospera canker. This disease is a killer of substantial proportions, and its most common victims include the Colorado, Norway and Koster’s blue spruce as well as the Douglas fir. To combat the disease, we… Read more »

Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Said to Have Ended

Tree Replacement For Beetle Infestation in Colorado

A mountain pine beetle epidemic that has destroyed more than 5,000 square miles of Colorado forest since 1996 may be ending. The good news was revealed recently after a 2015 aerial survey that was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service. According to The Durango Herald, the epidemic is believed… Read more »

Identifying, Preventing and Treating Spruce Tree Problems

Spruce trees are popular options for many homes and businesses, providing an elegant look as well as shade, privacy and decoration. Like any tree, though, spruce trees can be affected by some arthropods and pathogens. Spider mites and needle cast are two of the most problems that may be seen in spruce trees. Let’s look… Read more »

Spring Planting Tips for Your Blue Spruce

Hello, spring, with your blue skies and warmer temps – what took you so long? Now that it’s here, the time is right for planting trees. Before you start planting, let’s take a look at a few key steps in ensuring your spruce trees get the best possible start. We’ll assume that you’ve already prepared… Read more »

Spruce Trees Found to Share CO2 Load

Trees grow by taking in carbon dioxide from the environment, mixing it with sunlight, and producing sugar: a simple, straightforward process known as photosynthesis. Right? Well, recent research suggests that there may be something interesting going on underground when it comes to a tree’s growth. A study at the University of Basel in Switzerland was… Read more »

A Brief History of the Christmas Tree

Blue Spruce Christmas Trees in Colorado

The holiday season is upon us, and whether or not you celebrate Christmas, you likely will be around a few Christmas trees in the coming weeks. While today it may seem ordinary and commonplace to bring a tree inside and decorate it during this time of year, the tradition didn’t always exist. So, where exactly… Read more »

Watering Tips for Your Blue Spruce Christmas Tree

Colorado Blue Spruce Christmas Trees

Choosing a Christmas tree can be a wonderful holiday tradition, but if you don’t make sure to take good care of your tree during the holiday season, your home might end up covered in pine needles for the better part of the spring. Here are some tips for to make sure that your blue spruce… Read more »

Keeping Pets Away from Your Christmas Tree

Blue Spruce Christmas Trees in Summit County CO

With Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday – at the end of the month, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Many retailers have started putting out their holiday displays, and you’re starting to plan on unearthing the ornaments and decorations from the attic or storage space. As… Read more »