Following are just a few examples of our creative and professional services. Whether you need your trees trimmed, a stump removed, your snow plowed or your yard transformed into a beautiful and sustainable space, at Environmental Tree Care, LLC, we’ve got you covered.
As a full service Denver Tree Care Service, Environmental Tree Care has been serving Denver metro municipalities, businesses and homeowners since 2004.
Tree care has become an advanced scientific discipline (known as aboricultural science) and includes complex services such as tree pruning, tree trimming, tree thinning and tree felling, tree removal and stump grinding in built environments such as we have in Colorado. With Denver’s extensive greenways, not to mention backyards and roadways, there is a tremendous demand for care of woody vegetation.
Urban forestry, especially along road sides are particularly vulnerable to biotic stress due to man made hazards such as pollution, soil erosion and compaction, draught conditions, fungal infections and plant pests, such as the Ash Bore problem common along the Front Range.
One of the biggest challenges we face is maintaining optimal tree health, while still providing for urban conveniences and safety, such electrical wires, open lanes and visibility of road signs, just to name a few.
Tree Care and Safety
One of our greatest concerns at Environmental Tree Care is to maintain optimal safety for our customers and employees, as well as for the trees that we service! We take the Environmental part of our name seriously. We love our trees and we are totally committed to maintaining the health and life of every tree, as much as is humanly possible. As certified Arborists, we utilize the latest technology to provide the utmost care for every tree and woody plant we service.
In concord with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), we follow what is known as the ANSI A300 Standard, which is the accepted industry standard for tree care practices, including:
- Soil management
- Supplemental support systems
- Lightning protection systems
- Planting and transplanting
- Integrated vegetation management
- Root management standard
- Tree risk assessment
- Integrated pest management
- Professional associations
- Tree Care Industry Association
- International Society of Arboriculture source
When working with trees that often weigh in excess of several tons (or much more), we are absolutely committed to the highest of safety standards. Thinning, pruning, trimming and especially tree removal presents significant safety risks which demands the highest level of professional knowledge. These risks also require specialized machinery and equipment such as chainsaws, bucket trucks, woodchippers, stump grinders, cranes and much more.
Not only are we concerned about the safety of people, but we are constantly planning and working to ensure the safety of private property. When a massive tree limb or even an entire tree falls on a building or a car, it obviously presents a tremendous danger to lives and property. These are just some of the reasons why it is so important to hire a tree service company such as Environmental Tree Care which is properly insured, bonded and trained in the right use of equipment and safety measures.
Keeping trees properly trimmed is imperative for plant health, green space aesthetics and urban ecology. A tree is only as strong as its weakest limb. That may be overstated, but not quite. As humans, our health often suffers because of poor diet and lack of exercise. When that happens we gain unwanted weight. When a tree is not trimmed and kept lean, it affects the health of the tree in much the same way.
Tree pruning is similar to trimming, but is something we need to do more often and is usually done on a smaller scale. Tree trimming and pruning are also important to maintain the wildlife corridors. Wildlife is such an important part of our urban forest management because we need to do our part to maintain a balance in wildlife habitats.
Tree Surgeon (Certified Arborist Services)
Often times, trees need highly specialized care. There are many tree services which can lop off limbs, but not every Denver tree service is created equal. At Environmental Care, we have certified arborists on staff to provide this level of care, such as diagnosing and treating tree diseases, fungal infections, Ash bore infestations, and sometimes even tree surgery. We may use a tree injection to provide nutrients or other treatments (such as tree spraying) to treat many or all of these problems.
The Front Range, including the Denver metro area are notorious for drought conditions. Xeriscaping is a form of landscaping and gardening that uses specific plants and intelligent water management practices. This may include the design of rock gardens and the selection of plants that are more drought tolerant. Traditional gardening is often beautiful and desirable, but as our water resources continue to become increasingly scarce, xeriscaping is a great way to provide an attractive landscape and still provide other practical benefits, such as erosion and run-off control as well as caring for our climate.