Loveland’s Top Rated Local® Plant Health Care

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With the summer heat in full blast, make sure you’re keeping your outdoor plants and trees healthy and protected.

Our team at Schra Tree Care in Fort Collins is here to help. Read through our blog for some tips on keeping your yard healthy and green, and contact our team for reliable, local plant and tree service!

Deep Tree Root Fertilization

Trees are a critically under-appreciated aspect of our natural environment. However, they really stand out with importance when they surround and sit within human infrastructure. Whether it’s a crowded sidewalk that is peppered with beautiful Aspens, or a neighborhood street that showcases a hallway of beautifully changing leaves during the fall, the contrast they offer with human-made materials is a sight to see.

This is equally the case for a homeowner with trees surrounding their property. For any homeowner, these trees are a staple of your property’s aesthetic. They provide a natural and visual supplement to the larger design of your house in your yard, they offer shade, beautiful colors with changing leaves, and an earthly health to other plants and animals that live in the area. But as naturally as they seem to sprout up and maintain by themselves, there is a cost with living near and within human infrastructure. With all the concrete, metal, and other “unnatural” materials that surround them in a suburban environment, they can struggle to get the stuff they need to...


When we hear the words “health care”, we might think of a hospital, or insurance, or even politics. And understandably so, as health care for people within a society is a critical feature, and one that citizens are rightfully aware and concerned about, as it will determine the ease, the efficiency, and the affordability of getting the proper care their body needs. But what about “plant health care”? While the comedians among you might think of a piece of asparagus lying in a hospital bed, or a tree having to manage their insurance premiums, plant health care is a real and very important aspect of home ownership and arboriculture. The plants in and around your home are more alive then you realize, and the manner in which you take care of these plants and their health can determine a variety of things, including your property value and the enjoyment of your home environment. Keep reading to learn more about plant health care, and how the team at Schra Tree Care is here to provide it for your plants and trees.

Your Loveland Spring Tree Care Checklist

As winter slowly draws to an end, it is time to start thinking about your trees and shrubs — and more importantly what you can do to ensure their healthy transition into the warmer summer months.

Here in the Northern Colorado area, our winters are particularly mild. That said, we still experience plenty of cooling trends and storms that have had a negative effect on your yard’s tree and shrub health. Luckily, Schra Tree Care is here to help.

As a full-service Loveland arborist, our tree services are specifically tailored to help your trees and shrubs recover from the winter season. So if you suspect that your trees and shrubs could use the extra help this spring, we urge you to contact us to schedule a tree care consultation.

Continue reading as we discuss our spring tree care checklist — the five steps that you’ll need to take towards a happier, and healthier yard.

The Emerald Ash Borer: Signs, Treatment, & Response

The Emerald Ash Borer has finally made its way to Colorado. Since its introduction to the United States in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive pest species, has slowly made its way across the United States — moving East to West from its first infestation that is believed to be located in Michigan.

Since the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer, over 26 states have been plagued with heavy tree loss. The Emerald Ash Borer does not have any natural predators, so when it is transported from point A to point B (usually by infested firewood), the pest has no problem plaguing and destroying local ash tree populations.

Northern Colorado is home to a large ash tree population — meaning that the Fort Collins, Greely, and Loveland areas are all at high-risk of infestation — especially after the Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Larimer County for the first time recently.

As a Northern Colorado homeowner, you might be wondering what you should know about the Emerald Ash Borer. In today’s blog, we will be discussing some of the general information that you should know...

How To Help Your Trees & Shrubs Recover From Heavy Snow & Ice

If you live in Northern Colorado, you likely have come to terms with the fact that it snows over a foot two to three times a year. That said, when you think about these large storms, the first thing that you usually think of is how hard it will be to dig out your car and commute to work. Seldom do you think about how the snow and ice are affecting your trees and shrubs back at your house.

When people think about trees and shrubs, they often think that there is no need to take care of them during the winter. After all, plants are from nature so they should be able to handle the cards that they are dealt, right? While yes, most trees and shrubs will be fine during the winter, modern landscaping has become rather selective as to what trees and shrubs are planted in any given yard. Because of this, it is not uncommon for Northern Colorado yards to have non-native trees and shrubs that are not as resistant to heavy snowfall and cold temperatures as native plants might be.

At Schra Tree Care, your local Loveland tree care provider, we know that it can be a little odd to...

What Other Have To Say About Our Loveland Tree Services

So you’ve looked into your backyard only to notice that your trees are starting to look a little overgrown, cluttered, and in some cases — dead. At this point, you have likely decided that sometime in the near future, you might have to schedule a tree services appointment with a local tree care company. But how do you find a tree care provider that is experienced and proven?

At Schra Tree Care, there are a number of things that we could tell you to look for in a tree care company. That being said, there is really only one thing that matters — the company’s reviews. Not only do they tell you more about the services that are being used in your area, but they also speak to the quality of the services that were provided.

In an effort to give you a better idea of the care, quality, and experience that we bring with us on each tree care project, we thought that we might share a few of our company reviews with you. And if you like what you see, contact us today and schedule a free consultation with your experienced team.

10 Signs That It’s Time To Have Your Tree Pruned

When people think of tree trimming, they tend to think of it as a tree care service that is purely used for aesthetics. While yes, pruning your trees is sure to have you Northern Colorado yard looking sharp. There are many more benefits to having a tree service provider like us, here at Schra Tree Care, come to prune your trees.

In today’s blog post, we are going to be discussing 10 signs that it is time to call your local tree services provider to schedule a tree pruning appointment. But first things first, what are the other benefits of having your trees pruned?

Fall & Winter Watering: Northern Colorado Watering Information

Summer is a tough time in Northern Colorado. Some years, rain comes often. Others, however, rain might be hard to come by. Because of the historic fluctuations in precipitation that we experience, cities all over Northern Colorado have created water regulations that clearly define when your sprinklers should be on and for how long that they should be on in an effort to save water and maximize the absorption into the ground.

As tree service professionals serving Northern Colorado, we have begun to notice that people don’t really have an issue determining when and how often to water their trees, shrubs, and lawn. In the fall and winter months, however, homeowners are not as sure how they should manage or tweak their watering schedules.

In today’s blog your local certified arborists, here at Schra Tree Care, will be discussing some of the fall and winter watering habits that you should employ in the upcoming months.

Why Tree Removal Is Important

When we talk to people about the tree services that we provide to the people of Northern Colorado, the one service of ours that people have the most questions about is our tree removal services.

Sure, it can seem unnatural to remove a tree from your property, but there are plenty of reasons that justify tree removal, and many more reasons that tree removal is necessary. In today’s blog, we will be discussing a few of the reasons that tree removal is an important service that we offer.