1. The Best Trees to Plant in Place of an Ash Tree

    Our Loveland arborist has talked at length about the Emerald Ash Borer. As a refresher, this beetle is native to Asia and didn’t make its way to North America until the early 2000s. Ever since, the EAB has killed over 50 million ash trees in 29 states. Maybe you recently went to a nursery in searc…Read More

  2. Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Arborist

    We occasionally hear from homeowners that come to us after nearly being scammed by someone claiming to be a “tree expert.” With the number of tree services in Northern Colorado, it’s easy to get stuck with the wrong one. Do yourself and your trees a favor and ask an arborist the following ques…Read More

  3. Mistakes to Avoid When Trimming Your Tree

    There are a number of reasons to trim your trees. For example, maybe your neighborhood got hit by a recent storm and now you’re tasked with removing some damaged branches. On the other hand, perhaps your tree is starting to encroach on a neighbor’s yard or nearby power line and you need to take …Read More

  4. How to Identify an Ash Tree

    It’s only a matter of time until the Emerald Ash Borer rears its ugly head in Northern Colorado. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, this pest poses a serious threat to local ash trees. But how can you tell if you have this type of tree in your yard? Here are three easy ways to identify an ash…Read More

  5. Frequently Asked Questions About the Emerald Ash Borer

    It’s hard to imagine a small, green jewel beetle being responsible for the destruction of millions of ash trees in the U.S. The Emerald Ash Borer continues to get the attention of arborists throughout Northern Colorado and for good reason. In this post, we thought it would be beneficial to answer …Read More

  6. 5 Reasons to Plant a Tree in 2019

    You absolutely love your yard. The beautiful lawn, flower beds, fountain, and vegetable garden make for a one-of-a-kind oasis. But there’s one thing missing — a tree! Loveland homeowners plant trees for various reasons. Here are five reasons why you should plant a tree in 2019: Trees combat clim…Read More

  7. Happy Holidays From Schra Tree Care!

    Can you believe we’re just three days away from Thanksgiving? Ready or not, the holiday season is officially here. That means it’s time to figure out travel plans, complete your shopping, and, of course, prepare your home for guests. This is also a good time to inspect your trees. Even one quick…Read More

  8. 4 Common Tree Disturbances

    Some trees can live up to 5,000 years. That said, a tree’s life isn’t exactly a walk in the park. There are numerous disturbances that, according to Trees For Life, “allow the flow of nutrients and energy through the ecosystem and are driving forces of evolution.” Here are five common tree d…Read More

  9. The Best Places to See Colorado’s Fall Color

    Whether you’ve called Colorado home for decades or just moved here recently, you must make plans to explore the state’s beauty during autumn. But where specifically will you find the most vivid yellows, oranges, and reds this fall? Here are the top five spots, as referenced from Colorado.com: Tr…Read More

  10. What Kills the Emerald Ash Borer?

    It seems like the emerald ash borer is being discovered in a new region every month. As of May 2018, the pest has been found in 33 states, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Since its discovery in 2002, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North Americ…Read More