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We want to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season. 2013 was another good year for MHT as we continue to grow our staff and keep looking for ways to serve you better. As always, please feel free to get back to me personally with any thoughts or ideas.

2014 will mark our 40th year in business and we want to thank all of you who have trusted us with your landscape care needs.

As we all know these days, social media has become an important part of day to day marketing. For those of you so inclined, we would very much appreciate it if you would take a moment and click here to post your comments on one of these sites to share your experience.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Ralph Bronk
Ralph Bronk, owner
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Part 2: Nutrients and Trees

In Part 2 of our discussion about how trees use nutrients, we take a look at the role of oxygen in trees. Oxygen is one of the high concentration nutrients, meaning that oxygen is required in a concentration of at least 1000 parts per million.


Plants use oxygen the same way that we or animals do - a process called respiration. Respiration is the burning of photosynthates (sugars) to produce usable forms of energy for all living cells to operate. In trees, the amount of oxygen they use for respiration is less than the amount of oxygen that they produce during photosynthesis. It is for this reason that we will always rely on plants for the oxygen that we breathe.

Photosynthesis is different than respiration in that photosynthesis only occurs when sunlight is present. Respiration occurs 24 hours a day. When the sun is shining and photosynthesis is occurring, the oxygen that is needed for respiration is supplied as a by-product of photosynthesis. At night, the needed oxygen is acquired through plant roots, stomata in the leaves, and in some species through the bark.


The following table is from the Colorado State University Extension, and shows a simplified breakdown of the differences between photosynthesis and respiration.

The availability of oxygen is just as essential to plants as it is to people and animals. Without oxygen, plants would be able to produce sugars, but would not be able to convert those same sugars to the energy needed to make its cells function and grow. One of the easiest ways to kill a tree is to drown it with too much water. When excessive water pushes all of the oxygen out of the soil, there is nothing left for the roots to absorb to supply the process of respiration. Caring for trees means to care for every part of the tree and the soil that supports them.

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Craig LittleEmerald Ash Borer Update

More information is coming in from the Boulder area regarding the presence of Emerald Ash Borer. As of today, there have been three sites where trees have been attacked, each site having multiple trees infested. The infestation contains evidence of at least one complete life cycle of the borer, which tells us that this pest has been in the area for two or more seasons. Be sure to contact Mountain High if you are concerned about your Ash trees. Prevention is the best approach.

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Get on the Lawn Care List
for 2014 Valued Customer Specials!

Lee Kral (our lawn department manager) and his team are busy thinking about how to take good care of our customers for 2014. Last year, we offered a FREE Revive treatment with a lawn care program and are happy to say, that we attracted several new lawn clients. We pride ourselves in offering the best programs that are environmentally responsible, yet effective and affordable.

If you would like us to put you on the list to let you know our Valued Customer Specials, just send us an email and put Lawn Care List 2014 in the subject line. We will reach out to you early next year. In the meantime, let us know if you have any concerns.

Get on the list here: lee@mhtree.com

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Planning for 2014 Landscape Projects

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Winter is a great time to start thinking about what changes you dream about for your outdoor spaces. Our Design/Build Team has the time to meet with you, talk about your projects and come up with a plan. This is the perfect time of year to get started so you can be ready to enjoy your space by summer. Let’s work together!
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Meet Rachelle Arnold

We are happy to introduce Rachelle Arnold. Rachelle joined the MHT family in February of this year as a Customer Service Representative. She has been a terrific addition to our team. Rachelle has pitched in to learn other areas of our business and has recently agreed to an assignment in our growing trim department. Rachelle brings a strong and varied background in customer service, including previous industry experience.

Rachelle is originally from New Orleans, LA. She moved to Denver in 2010 after getting her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Legal Studies from the University of Louisiana. During her personal time, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her companion, Brice and their dog, Aenea. She also enjoys practicing yoga, running and experimenting with new Paleo recipes.

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