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, | December 26, 2023

Christmas Tree Recycling Guide 2024

Now that the holidays are over, you’re probably looking for an easy way to recycle your Christmas tree. Well, you’re in luck, as South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Douglas County have made it easier than ever to dispose of

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, , | November 20, 2023

From the Forester: Good Urban Wood

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester Did you know that in the United States alone, around 16 to 38 million green tons of wood are removed annually? Urban trees need to be removed for many reasons such

Fall leaves fall and rest on a bright ground, with a warm glow behind.

| October 12, 2023

From the Forester: Fall Tree Tips

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester Fall in Colorado is a gorgeous time of year with cool nights, warm days, and pumpkin-spiced everything. One item to think about before taking a sip of that delicious latte is

a collection of pine trees are in the foreground, with snow-covered mountains in the background.

| September 6, 2023

From the Forester: Evergreen Needle Drop

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester What is Needle Drop? No, we’re not talking old vinyl records here. We’re talking about a process all plants go through called “programmed cell death,” in which plants respond to environmental

closeup of mycorrhizae fungus

| June 12, 2023

From the Forester: Good Fungus

Article by Sam Waggener, City of Lone Tree Forester Featured image by @mdjaff on freepik I Spy Fungi Soils are littered with bacteria and fungi, depending on what is growing in that soil, and each plant requires either increased bacteria,

Wildfires rage as trees burn and smoke fills a dark night sky.

, , | 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