For many homeowners in Fort Collins, the plant nature that surrounds them in their home provides a necessary ambience to their living situation and their property.
For many homeowners in Fort Collins, the plant nature that surrounds them in their home provides a necessary ambience to their living situation and their property. Whether it's big expansive tree branches being rustled by a summer breeze, leaves changing colors with the season, or even just a wall of shrubs that gives you some privacy on your front porch, the variety and beauty of plant life that surrounds your home is a major contributor to your property aesthetic, and your personal living experience. But like all beautiful and natural things in the world, sometimes they need a bit of care in order for us to keep benefiting from their beauty and presence.
That's where Schra Tree Care of Loveland and Fort Collins comes into the picture. We understand the beauty and importance that plant life and trees contribute to your property, and we also understand the care and diligence required to keep them that way. We have proudly served the Front Range community in Northern Colorado for more than 30 years, providing an effective combination of experience, compassion, and dedication to our customers. And with almost 60 years of combined experience in tree care and tree services, you know that your property and plant life are in good hands. Keep reading to learn about the tree services we offer to homeowners and property owners in the Fort Collins area, and how you can benefit from our efficacy and efficiency, and dedication to our customers.
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Tree Care in the Fort Collins Climate
While there are a variety of tree care techniques that are utilized in the tree care industry, there are certain aspects to tree care and plant health care that revolve around the specific climates and seasonal changes of specific locations. Fort Collins offers a unique climate and combination of seasonal weather changes, which requires a unique form of tree care and experienced tree care professionals like the ones we have at Schra Tree Care. Fort Collins sits near the northern edge of Colorado, and due to its location, it provides a fairly unique combination of weather, altitude, and climate. Like most places in the Rocky Mountain West, Fort Collins experiences all four seasons, albeit somewhat sporadically, as winter days can be 60 degrees and sunny, while late spring can bring about seemingly random hailstorms and frost. Due to being right on the edge of both the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, Fort Collins sees both a lot of snow, a lot of sun, and a lot of wind due to the flat landscape.
For Tree Care purposes, this can mean a variety of things. The sporadic changes in temperature during seasonal weather can cause some stress to certain tree species, as well as making the soil moisture and temperature somewhat unpredictable. The overall dry climate can be beneficial for trees looking to ward off foliage diseases and rot; however, unexpectedly wet springs like Fort Collins can experience, while beneficial for soil nutrients and basic tree health, can also open the door for more destructive insects and pests. The strong winds that can arise in Fort Collins due to the flat landscape can occasionally cause intense damage to trees, whether severely bending them, or ripping off a variety of branches entirely.
For a specific climate that creates specific conditions for your trees, you need a trusted local tree care provider that knows the local environment, and what is required to get the job done. Schra Tree Care has over 30 years of local experience providing reliable Tree Care to homes all around the Front Range, from Loveland to Fort Collins, so you can trust that we know the environment and the tips and tricks for tree care in Fort Collins.
Personalized tree care from experienced arborist professionals, at Schra Tree Care
Our Tree Services
As you no doubt understand from our modern society, healthcare is a crucial way for everyone to have access to services that are crucial for maintaining their health and keeping them alive. Plant health care is the exact same thing, albeit with much less red tape and insurance. Similarly to medical doctors with years of experience and training, certified arborists like the ones we have at Schra Tree Care can provide the necessary health services and biological analysis to ensure and cultivate the health of plants, trees, and nature that surrounds your home. These healthcare services are designed to give the trees and plants on your property the optimal conditions and nutrients that help them reach their true potential of beauty and health. Our certified arborists will utilize their depth of background knowledge, local experience, and local biology to give your plants the treatment they need and deserve. And your Fort Collins home will look and feel better for it!
Plant health care covers a wide variety of services that support the health of plants and trees around your home, and oftentimes, this type of care is for dealing with infestations or problems that arise. Focusing on sustainability requires a more proactive approach that focuses on not only supporting the health of trees, but extending their life, their positive impact, and the growth of future generations of trees. This is a critical aspect of supporting our environment, both our global environment and the environment directly around our home. This can involve a variety of services, whether it's checking for disease and pest infestation, getting rid of invasive species that can harm the growth of your trees, or simply providing sick trees with the nutrients they need. and we do all of this with a hefty background of arborist knowledge, experience, and local biology that helps us support the sustainability of your trees with the best quality of service possible. See how our tree sustainability services can support the health of your Fort Collins flora, and call Schra Tree Care today.
The trees and plant life that surrounds your property are living organisms, as much as we may not think about it. This means that to an extent, they can suffer forms of disease, infections, and pest infestations that can damage and destabilize them. If left unchecked or untrimmed, these diseases can take hold of the entire tree, either killing it slowly from the inside, or destabilizing it to the point of the tree being a ticking time bomb of potential destruction and damage. In Fort Collins especially, the Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that was discovered in Colorado in 2013, and since then, has been shown to cause incredible amounts of damage to ash trees all over the state and the country. Whether it's the Emerald Ash Borer, another type of pest, or an infectious tree disease, your trees can suffer from a variety of these plights, and the repercussions can pose a threat or cause damage to your home, your property, and your loved ones. Our team can take care of this type of pest with an incredible piece of equipment called the ArborJet. Get the reliable pest and disease control services you need for your trees, from Schra Tree Care in Fort Collins.
While there are a number of tree care services we offer that are designed to maintain and mitigate the potential disease and damage that can naturally occur against your trees, there are also ways that we can support and cultivate the growth of your trees to improve their health. The erratic weather patterns that are commonplace in Fort Collins and the Front Range area can mean that the proper soil conditions for your tree roots can be equally as erratic. Even with surface fertilization, the condition of the ground can make it nearly impossible for the tree roots to effectively utilize that fertilizer. That's where deep root fertilization comes in. This process involves putting a piece of equipment down into the roots, and injecting the nutrients that the tree needs directly into its roots, mitigating the effects of erratic weather and providing the tree with the nutrients it needs. As each tree species is unique and requires different forms of fertilization, we ensure at Schra Tree Care that each nutrient solution is specifically customized to provide the exact nutrients required by the tree species on your property. Deep root fertilization can help cultivate the trees in your property and support plant health, so utilize the reliable local services of Schra Tree Care today.
What Tree Services Do I Need?
Determining not only whether or not you need tree services, but the kind of tree services you need, is easier said than done. Whether your home is surrounded by a lush forest, or there are simply one or two trees on the edges of your property line, there are a variety of aspects to consider and prioritize regarding what trees need which service, and how to best allocate your time and money.
A reliable tree care specialist could do a wide variety of work on a wide variety of trees and plant species, but only you know what your home needs. Keep reading below to get an idea of some things you can do to determine the type of tree services you need, and how Schra Tree Care can provide them for you.
Walk Your Property
This is by far the easiest way to determine the type of tree services you might need; walk around and take a look! Whether you just moved there or you have been living there all your life, a quick walk around your property can give you an idea of all of the trees and plants that are on your property, and which ones you should keep an eye on. Many homeowners in Fort Collins have large trees directly next to their homes, and that is an important tree to keep an eye on for any potential signs of disease, or destabilization. You also may want to consider the kind of aesthetic you want for the exterior of your property, and how plant life and trees planted help you achieve it. There might be a tree that is blocking your view of the sunset that you may want to consider getting removed, or maybe there is a wall of shrubbery that you would like maintained in order to maintain some natural privacy; whatever it may be, you are the best resource for understanding what you want from your property, and how surrounding trees and plant life will play or not play into those ideas. A walk around your property can provide you with the information needed to request the tree service that you require.
Consider Worst-Case Scenario
No homeowner likes to admit it, but they are always having thoughts about potential worst-case scenarios. While anxiety can make this exercise more harmful than helpful, it's an important one to understand the potential threats to your property, and the actions you need to take to protect against them. The large tree that may be right outside your home is a good place to start. What would happen if a large storm were to blow through the Fort Collins area? Would you feel confident that the tree would stay upright or keep all of its large branches? Or consider the smaller tree that sits above where you park your car; if some large gusts of wind were to blow the branches off, would it likely cause damage to your car and or your property? These questions are never fun to think about, but thinking about them can lead you to take the steps to prevent them from ever happening, like getting reliable tree care services from experienced tree care professionals.
Do Research on Local Species
While nobody really expects you to become a highly experienced arborist or tree care specialist overnight, you can learn quite a bit about the local tree species in your area, as well as the tree species in your yard by some simple internet research. It might seem boring, but it can offer some important insight on specific issues or concerns to watch out for that are specific to the species of plant and tree on your property. For example, the Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that was discovered in Colorado in 2013, and has been known to cause irreversible infestation and damage to ash trees not only in Colorado, but across the whole country. While it would be very difficult to discover the infestation, let alone deal with it without proper experience, even just knowing whether or not you have ash trees in your backyard could make the difference. With a trusted local tree service provider like Schra Tree care, you can rest assured that we are up-to-date on our local alerts and tree species, but it won't help to brush up on it yourself!
Why Choose Schra Tree Care?
When it comes to quality plant health care services and their importance to your property and the community, you only want the best. That's why Schra Tree Care takes great pride in our standards, and our history; we have served Fort Collins, Loveland, and the entire Front Range Community with high-quality tree services for over three decades. We take every precaution on every job we do to ensure the safety of you, your property, and your loved ones. We have over six decades of combined tree care experience on our team, which means that we have seen it all, and we are prepared for it all. That's a lot of decades of providing high-quality tree care service to Fort Collins and Loveland, so you know you are in good hands. Give us a call today and see how Schra Tree Care can serve your needs!