01. What is a certified Arborist?
02. Why hire an Arborist?
03. Do my trees need pruning?
04. What trees should I plant?
05. Why is topping a tree bad?
06. How will drought affect my trees?
07. Do I need to water my tree in the winter?
08. Do my trees need fertilizing?
09. What are humic acids?
10. What are Mychorizae?
What trees should I plant?
Selecting the right form (shape) to complement the desired function ( your design ideas) can significantly reduce maintenance costs and increase the tree's value and longevity in the landscape. When making a selection about form, also consider mature tree size. Select a form and size that will fit the planting space provided. In Colorado, native trees and shrubs such as Green Ash, Colorado Blue Spruce or Pondorosa Pine as a rule, perform best when properly sited. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. With attention to proper long term management and initial establishment practices Austrian pine (for corner locations and partitions), White Oak (English or Burr for a spectacular centerpiece) White Ash, as well as some Red Oaks (Pin or Scarlet) can do well here based on individual physiological traits. When buying a tree, inspect it carefully to make certain it does not have problems with roots, injuries, or form. (Remember "R.I.F." it will help you remember Roots, Injuries, and Form.)