Seeing Spots

 

Marssonina blight is a common fungal disease that impacts the foliage of aspen trees. It is particularly bad this year due to the wet weather we experienced in May and June. Symptoms include brown/...

 

Your Trees are Thirsty!

 

As spring approaches, trees will start to come out of dormancy, absorbing water and soil nutrients in preparation for bud break. However, due to the current drought conditions, most trees...

 

Spruce Beetle: A Rising Concern in Colorado's Forests

 

Spruce beetle, a bark beetle native to Colorado’s forests, is on the rise. In 2016, about 350,000 acres had an active infestation with 136,000 acres newly...

 

My Trees Are Browning!

 

Every fall Earth-Wise receives phone calls from customers concerned about the browning needles on their pine, spruce and fir trees. Not to worry, this is a normal process. Depending on...

 

I'ts a Wrap

 

Wrapping the trunks of young, thin-barked trees in the winter months is recommended to protect them from frost cracking. Frost cracks are vertical cracks in the bark of trees. They commonly occur on...

 

Wet Weather Means Aphids and Fungal Diseases on the Rise

 

The weather plays a large role in determining what pest problems we see each year. This year’s wet spring and early summer weather has created a perfect...

 

Safety First

 

This year, Earth-Wise was a recipient of the Colorado Better Business Bureau's Best in Practice Safety Award. Earth-Wise's achievement was earned through promoting a safety culture,...

 

Bark Beetle Status: Good News, Bad News

 

Mountain Pine Beetle The good news in this year’s bark beetle update is that the mountain pine beetle epidemic is waning across Colorado. Just a few years ago, this...

 

Much Ado About Mulch

 

Tree growing conditions in western Colorado are tough. From drought-stricken summers to freezing winters, nutrient-poor soils to threatening pests, trees need all the help they can get from...

All Dried Up

 

Precipitation in 2012 was the lowest the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys have seen since record-breaking drought conditions in 2002. According to the Colorado River District, 2012 was the third driest year...

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