For more information about EAB, visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture's website.
There are many diseases that can attack your trees. One common to Broomfield is Iron Chlorosis. This generally translates to a lack of chlorophyll. When there is a lack of iron, manganese, or nitrogen, the leaf turns yellow while the leaf veins remain green. This is very common in maples and oaks. Colorado’s alkaline soil’s high pH make these nutrients unavailable to the trees.
Trees that are highly susceptible to Iron Chlorosis include silver, red, and Ginnala maples; River Birch; Pin Oak; Sweetgum; and Dawn Redwood. (Berry bushes and grapes are also highly susceptible to this ailment.)
Best Picks for Broomfield
Our City Forester has compiled this list of trees that should grow well in Broomfield.:
For a much broader selection of recommended trees, visit the Colorado State University website.
Hiring the right person to care for your trees can affect their long-term health and increase the life of your tree. Arborists are professionals who have the skill and knowledge to care for your trees. This investment will lead to increased property value and life of the tree. Poor maintenance could lessen the life of the tree and add liability to you as the homeowner.
Tree care can be very dangerous work. Tree removal, pruning, and insect and disease control require special equipment and tools and should be left to the professional. Once the homeowner starts using a ladder or leaves the ground in any way to care for their tree, then an arborist should be considered for hire.
During dry winters, it's important to provide your trees—especially young ones—with adequate water. Read about fall and winter watering guidelines.
A community tree-planting event from April 2012 was videotaped—watch it now!
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Colorado Tree Coalition
International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Owner's Manual