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Happy Holidays
From our staff and crews at Mountain High Tree, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and joyful holiday season!
georgetown railroad loop logoIf you missed our previous email, MHT customers are eligible for a 15% discount on tickets to ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad!   MHT installed all the decorations this season, and it is really fabulous. Mention the code "MHTREE" to take advantage of the discount.

Remember to water your trees and shrubs; it takes up to 1 foot of snow to supply 1 inch of water!

Thank you for your continued patronage throughout the year. We are already looking forward to the 2016 season!
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Tree Care
Plant Health Starts With Your Dirt
Tree Health Roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi

So many things in Colorado make it difficult for plants to thrive. Extreme temperature swings, intense summer heat, prolonged drought, highly alkaline soils and heavy clay soils all contribute to slow and stunted growth of our trees and shrubs. Many newly constructed homes are routinely scraped of their topsoil, which includes the soil horizons that include a substantial portion of the organic matter and nutrients. (A soil horizon is a layer generally parallel to the soil surface, whose physical characteristics differ from the layers above and beneath.) Plants often face an uphill battle starting from their first day in the landscape. Irrigation systems tackle the challenge of supplying adequate moisture, but improving soil quality is often ignored.

Care   Care  
Care Tree Fertilization Care
    Over fertilization is not the solution for tree and plant health!  
Many people think that throwing massive amounts of inorganic fertilizers into the soil is all that is necessary to supply plant roots with everything they need to flourish. Over-application of inorganic fertilizers can actually contribute to high levels of salts accumulating in the soil. Additionally, research has shown that over-application of inorganic fertilizers can contribute to increased feeding by rabbits and deer.

Learn more about improving soil »

Lee's Lawn Tips:
Another season of voles on the Front Range
Vole Damaged Juniper in Denver

Over the summer of 2015, vole activity was at near record high levels according to CSU. As the colder weather sets in voles are focusing on plants close to their dens. This means damage to Junipers and other woody plants is increasing.

What are voles?

Voles are small, mouse-like rodents that exist throughoutVole Damaged Lawn
Colorado. Though commonly called meadow or field mice, their short tail, stocky build and small eyes distinguish them from true mice. Voles feed on vegetation. Because of this, voles cause problems by damaging lawns, gardens, trees, Junipers and other plants.

Click here for more information on voles!

Mountain High offers free vole control estimates!
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from Craig Little
Craig LittlePruning Trees

The dormant season is the best time of year to prune many of our fruit and ornamental trees like Apples, Crabapples, Pears, Peaches, Plums and Hawthorns.

Refer a friend and get a $30 check!

Reviews of Mountain High Tree
Some of our recent reviews:

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Great Service!  Satisfied
with ALL that I worked with on getting an appointment set up, Rachelle was very helpful and professional, Bill Tillapaugh, I appreciate your expertise.  The trim crew were very prompt and did an excellent job on trimming and cleaning up."

Martha in Denver

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Mountain High always does an amazing job and the crews are
just great.  Mountain High is
always the best!"

Tom in Lakewood

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Didn't arrive as scheduled but
they are usually reliable and
very knowledgeable."

Leslie in Littleton

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Shane Ronan, Daniel Nilles
and the office staff is always
so helpful!"

Glenda in Lakewood 

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Respect for my yard, very clean after the trees were trimmed.  They are fair, professional and responsive to customer's needs."
Gill and Holly in Lakewood

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Love your work!  Reliable and know what you are doing!"
Leslie in Littleton

Best Tree Company in Denver

"Tree removal guys were pleasant and did a good job!"
Thea in Lakewood

Best Tree Company in Denver



De-icing and Salt Damage
Salt damage to grass and shrubs
Every winter, homeowners use a variety of de-icing salt products to combat ice as it builds up on sidewalks, steps, and driveways. Regardless of the type of salt product that is used the resulting damage is always the same. Salt, by its nature, is acidic. Conversely, concrete is very alkaline. When a salt product is used to breakdown ice it will eventually make its way into the small pores of the concrete and begin to lower the pH of the concrete, causing the concrete to become brittle. Once the integrity of the concrete has been compromised it will begin to flake off and deteriorate.

Preventing ice build-up without using a salt product is important to keep your landscape and lawn healthy, as well as to prevent the destruction of your concrete and other hardscapesAs salt products melt ice, the resulting salt water solution will make its way into the soil of your landscape.

Any addition of salt into your landscape will cause long lasting damage to turf, shrubs and trees. Getting the salt out of your soil is very difficult, so it's vital that steps are taken to prevent it from getting there in the first place. There are de-icing products available that do not use salt as their main ingredient. These products are more expensive than the traditional salt products, but the extended costs of repairing concrete, turf, and plants after salt damage occurs is something to avoid if at all possible.

We would be glad to inspect any of your trees and talk about recommended care.
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Get to know us!
Mike Severin - Lawn Department

Where was I born? Portland, Oregon (the place where everyone's from.)Mike Severin December
What brought me into the arboricultural industry?  I’ve always worked outside except for my brief stint in various kitchens in high school and college.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry Management from Humboldt State, which I used to get into all kinds of outdoor work.  After working for a powerline Compliance Company for 1 year, I decided I would like to be one of the people cleaning up the messes that other trim companies left behind.  I went to work in the Bay area of California doing tree work and have always found my way back into the industry from alternating between the forest and the city.  So I switched into being a lawn technician for Mountain High.
What are my hobbies?  Hand carving, chainsaw carving, upcycling, lathe turning, conking, furniture-making, painting, reading, assemblage art, avoiding helping people move, cooking, foraging, Steampunk, collecting art, washing dishes, and cleaning up after myself. 
Why did I move to Colorado?  There are a couple of reasons; first was to have a place of my own and secondly, to study Art Law in order to protect my new form of artwork.  I needed to make a change in my life.  I began this pilgrimage to Colorado on 7/25/13 and am still present and accounted for according to the Census Bureau.   
Mike is actually quite the artist; he will bring some pieces in on occasion and "wow" us!  Besides Mike's ability as an artist, he is an all-around great person.  Mike is definitely one of a kind and we are delighted to have him on the MHT Team!

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