Environmental Health and The Issue Of Growth Groundwater Quality - Written by John Pickle, a mountain area resident and the Director of the Weld County Health Department. He will share his expertise on practical ways we can protect our drinking water.
Mountain Water, Where Does It Come From? - Water, our elixir of life, which we often take for granted, must be absorbed regularly during the day to balance our electrolyte levels so we can maintain our abilities to learn.
Well Water Capacity is a Draw Down Account - If you have difficulty visualizing the situation underground, here's an analogy: Imagine that your well-water supply is an interest-bearing bank account with special features and restrictions. Drilling a well opens the account.
Trees Tie Community Together Over Time - In commemoration, Earth Day organizers have designated Spalding Trees as Green Business of the Year.
Evergreen Community Trees Survive and Prosper - In the late 90’s members of the newly formed Evergreen Chamber Community Relations committee took on the project of finding a new community tree.
Beetle Y2K Bug - Is the Y2k bug really the “beetle” recently drawn by the Courier cartoonist?
Beetles and other Bugs Waking Up Early - Warm spring-like weather in the past two months has accelerated insect infestation in our trees. According to Colorado State University entomologist David Leatherman the Sips beetle is moving around, getting ready to fly.
“People Have to Care” - Old growth trees are often endangered on construction sites.
Remember Your Trees - Fall Fix Up - It’s time to clean up and fix up in preparation for winter.
Spring Snows and Hazard Trees - Last year, during the same kind of spring storm in the Spring Ranch area near the Chief Hosa exit, a 200 ft. ponderosa went down ten feet from a house on retired Denver City Forester Ray Howe’s property.
Ips Beetle - The drought this year has caused many trees to become stressed and die, infested with the Ips beetle.
Don’t Panic Just Spray - Panic would be a good place to start, quoted Mike Goldblatt of Lam Tree Service, if you haven’t yet sprayed for the pine beetle.
Post Planting Tree Care - Care for your tree after you invest in it.
Putting Trees to Bed - The recent snowstorms and the winds have effectively finished what Mother Nature began, the cyclical “needle cast” of the trees.
Safety vs. Privacy - New homeowners and developers are concerned about the fire regulations adopted by Jefferson County which determine the amount of trees left around the building site and the trees within the property that need to be cut down before a building permit will be issued.
Tanoa Trees - The hot summer days without rain have emphasized the poor condition of the trees by the Albertson’s Shopping center in the hundred year flood easement.
Dendro-Psychoses: The Love of Trees - More than a century ago, in 1897, J.O. Quartz, a psychologist, was the first to use an evolutionary approach to understand why people have bonds with trees.
Transplant Shock of Trees and Shrubs - Trees and shrubs can go into transplant shock for a number of reasons. But basically it means the tree or shrub will fail to root well.
Winter Tree Care in Evergreen - Snow covers the ground the trees are dormant, resting and waiting for spring to grow again, now is the time to think about how to prepare our trees and especially newly transplanted trees, for optimum growth and health next year.
Tree Hugging - Trees will fare better if they are “hugged” from the ground up. Covering the roots with a soft cover of mulch will help to avoid transpiration.
Let’s Look at Trimming Versus Topping - Trees that are topped under power lines often look as if they are shimmed off and have lost their heads and are hanging on to life with a few garrulous branches left to sprint toward the sky.
Tree Watering Guidelines - Learn how to properly water your trees.
3-Part Growth Stimulant Program for Trees - Spalding Trees, LLC provides a 3-Part Growth Stimulant Program for newly transplanted trees or for existing trees that have been damaged by construction or otherwise weakened.
Value Your Trees - Trees as part of the landscaping can add from 15 to 25% to the value of a home. While you’re planning on projects that need to be done to your house and garage, take some time to focus on your trees. Are you getting all the benefits from them that you want? Do they enhance the beauty of your home and provide you with privacy?
Curb Appeal - “All the trees are brown and the sky is gray” so sang the Mamas and the Papas in a popular song many years ago but it applies today to the trees in our own front yards.
Saving Trees and Benefiting the Mountain Area Land Trust - What a dilemma! Cut them “down or try to save them so there are trees left; if the pine beetle skips over the mountains to our Evergreen area.
Leafy Spurge, by Dr. Robert Meade - Despite its lovely color, leafy spurge is among "The Dirty Dozen: America's Least Wanted" plants in the western United States.
Who Values the Land - Each of us has a different perspective about what it means to live in the Evergreen area.
Wildlife Overpopulation - One of the ongoing challenges for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Rocky Mountain region is to coordinate efforts with communities on how to retain wildlife without endangering people.