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, , | May 5, 2023

From the Forester: Spring Cleaning for Wildfire Mitigation

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester The month of May is wildfire awareness month, this is a great time of year to do a good spring cleaning for your yard/property. This should include mowing, weeding, pruning/thinning, raking

, , | April 5, 2023

From the Forester: After the Storm

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester Get ready Lone Tree, it is spring in Colorado! The longer days lead to shifting weather patterns will give us glimpses of tulips and warmer days to come, but for those

| March 6, 2023

From the Forester: Considering Food Trees

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester With spring right around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what is growing in your own backyard or what kind of vegetation you would like to

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, | February 2, 2023

From the Forester: Preventing Salt Damage to Trees and Landscaping

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester In urban areas such as Lone Tree, there are limited areas for trees to grow. The soil is often compacted as well as low in organic matter. With the small amount

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, , | June 27, 2022

Summer Tree Maintenance

Guest Column by City of Lone Tree Forester Sam Waggener Tree care is critical throughout the year, and summer is the best time of the year to inspect the health of your trees and shrubs. The canopy is fully leafed

, , | May 4, 2022

Lone Tree Marks 20 Years as Tree City with Arbor Day Event

By Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester  This year, Arbor Day in Lone Tree was a special occasion. The City of Lone Tree held an event with South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Lone Tree Elementary school. The event

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, , | December 2, 2021

Winter Watering & Mulching Tips for Trees

In recent months, the drought in Colorado has started to take hold. In fact, it has been well over 200 days since the last snowfall in the area resulting in severe drought. Therefore, if you recently planted trees this summer

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, , | August 2, 2021

Are Your Trees Healthy? Now is the Time to Check!

Summer is a great time to inspect the health of your trees. Start by looking at the leaves. Is there discoloration, shriveling, spots or evidence of insects? Inspect the branches and tree trunk for anything that looks abnormal. Are there

, , | May 25, 2021

Tree Pruning – How to Achieve Best Results!

When pruning, think of it as a rejuvenation process as the pruning of dead, diseased or broken branches can help invigorate the tree so more nutrients can make it to where they are needed. Removal of diseased branches can also

, , | February 5, 2021

Arbor Day Foundation Names Lone Tree “Tree City USA”

For the nineteenth year in a row, the City of Lone Tree was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management.  The Arbor Day Foundation created the

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, , , | September 8, 2020

Help Your Trees Recover from Early Snowfall

Snowfall occurring while trees are still foliated can result significant damage. The added weight of snow may cause some tree branches to break. If it happens in your yard this week, check out these recovery tips. The first step is