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Emerald Ash Borer
Photos from: datcpservices.wisconsin.gov & treesatlanta.org
We want to make you aware that the Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed this past weekend that the Emerald Ash Borer was found in Boulder County. This destructive pest has caused billions in damage across Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. We have been following this insect and knew it was just a matter of time. Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer »

Our Certified Arborists are here to advise you and help you protect your trees.
The treatments to protect your Ash trees include trunk injections or soil injections with systemic insecticides. Control may last one season or two, depending on the treatment option. Our Arborists can help you determine which option and treatment time is best for you and your landscape.

We are here to help!
To learn more, call 303.232.0666
or send us an online estimate request »

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Learn the Role of Nutrients in your trees by our Experts.

Over the next several months, we will share information that illustrates the role nutrients play in the health of our trees. Our goal is to educate you so you can become the best tree stewards you can be. Please enjoy the info and let us know if you have any questions.

There are 9 nutrients that are required in high concentrations in the tree. This month we will highlight Carbon.

Carbon forms the skeleton of all the organic molecules in the tree including cellulose and lignin. Carbon has only one route of entry into the tree: the stomata, pores that are found on leaves & stems used to control gas exchange. Learn more »

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It is because of this limited entry that stomata become so crucial to the health of trees. When stomata do not function properly, carbon cannot enter the tree. Photosynthesis will not occur without the carbon and the tree will soon die.

We often see non-functioning stomata for three reasons: drought, Potassium deficiency and sunlight.
Learn more »

Next Month we will highlight Oxygen and Hydrogen in plants. Stay tuned….

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OCTOBER 2013
 
 
Mountain High Tree,
Lawn & Landscape

303.232.0666
5717 W. 11th Ave.
Lakewood, CO, 80214

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719.444.8800

3450 Astrozon Place
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

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MHT ~ SEASONAL TOPICS
from Craig Little
Craig LittleAs fall approaches - make sure to schedule your irrigation system shut-off. Freezing temperatures can come on quickly, and one deep freeze can lead to costly repairs in the spring.

Our technicians’ schedules fill up fast so reserve your appointment now.
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Outdoor Living Spaces:

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Our Design Build team removed the random flagstone paths and sitting area and created two outdoor rooms. One for their Adirondack chairs to give them a lovely space to sit, sip a glass of wine and contemplate the sunset, and an additional dining and entertainment room to host gatherings for friends and family. We used brick pavers for the walks and sitting area and a 12"x24" paver for the entertaining and dining areas. The grade of the yard also allowed us to incorporate two steps into the design, creating more interest. Plantings will be enhanced this spring.

This fall is a great time to get your project started.
Let us know if we can work with you to make this a reality.
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Lawn: Fall Mowing Tips

Many people think fall is the time to change the height of the mower. Many people tend to cut their yard too short causing extra stress on the grass and often times removing too much of the blade in the process.


Cut on the higher end of the recommended range if you are mowing a new lawn for the first time or to produce a turf that is more tolerant of drought, heat, traffic, shade, and pests. Mow grass mixtures at the height that favors the predominant or most desirable grass.

Remember: Only remove one-third of the height of the lawn at a time.


Mowing Recommendation heights for cool-season grasses
Turf species Set mower to Mow when turf reaches
Bentgrass 3/4 - 1 inch 1 - 1 1/2 inches
Kentucky bluegrass 2 - 2 1/2 inches 2 1/4 - 3 3/4 inches
Perennial ryegrass 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches 2 1/4 - 3 3/4 inches
Red fescue/creeping fescue 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches 2 1/4 - 3 inches
Tall fescue 1 3/4 - 3 inches 2 1/4 - 4 inches

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How to Mow:
You will notice when mowing that your grass tends to grow in the direction that it is cut. To prevent your lawn from appearing to lean one way or the other, try to vary your mowing direction each time. This will keep your grass looking straighter as well as preventing a washboard effect. Furthermore, mowing in different directions tends to cause a different angle of cut which is better for the grass. To make sure that you mow the entire lawn, overlap each pass. Mowing the lawn soon after it has been watered will cause the grass to stick to the mower blades and clog the mower, and can spread disease. Wait until the grass blades have had time to dry before mowing.

Finally, Safety is a major concern when working with any power equipment:

Lawn mower safety tips:
  • Many old mowers do not have safety kill switches: Never leave a running mower unattended.
  • Keep children and pets away from mowing operations. If kids are mowing make sure to properly supervise them.
  • Remove all objects (rocks, sticks, etc.) from the path of the mower.
  • Keep hands and feet clear of mowing parts.
  • Wear good footwear when mowing. Do not mow in bare feet or ‘flip flops’.
  • Work across slopes, not up and down.
  • Don't pull a rotary mower backward unless necessary to maneuver the mower out of a tight
    spot.
  • Stop the motor or engine or disengage the cutting blade when moving the mower across a driveway, walk, or un-mowed area. Never mow over loose rock or gravel.
  • Stop the engine or motor before you clean or adjust the mower.
  • Remove the sparkplug wire on gasoline models and disconnect the power on electrical models before working on the mower.
  • Keep gasoline only in specialized safety cans.

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Francisco “Frank” Lucero
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Meet Francisco “Frank” Lucero

Frank is the newest member of our Lakewood Customer Service Team. A man with many names (we call him Cisco), he brings several years of varied customer service experience along with a wonderful telephone presence. During the interview process he shared the sentiment: "When I speak to people, I know that what they are calling about is important to them, so it is important to me. I talk to them in the way that I would want my Grandmother to be talked to."

Cisco shared this with us: "I am the father of 3 beautiful babies. My daughter Lita is 11, her little sister Ciarah is 4 and my boy Cisco Jr., is 3. I was born and raised in this GREAT city of Denver, Colorado. I love the Denver Broncos. I like playing outside with my children. I have a very close family and we all live in Denver. I enjoy playing basketball and swimming. I love trees."

"I love my job, my co-workers and supervisors. I am very proud of my company and the work that we do for our customers." We are proud that Cisco is a member of our MHT family.

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