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Digging Deep to Strengthen Denver's Urban Forest

The Park People's mission to work with communities to plant trees and improve parks for a healthy, resilient future ensures that all Denver residents have access to the wonderful benefits of parks and trees. To accomplish this necessary and meaningful work, The Park People works with a diverse set of community groups. One of our programs, Mile High Tree Champions, engages local community members in a half-day of tree planting and/or park improvement projects. The Park People is so excited to host a Mile High Tree Champions event Saturday, September 17th at Columbine Homes, a Denver Housing Authority community.

Interesting in getting involved with Mile High Tree Champions? Fill out this form. Need more information? Contact Morgan Wolfe at morgan@TheParkPeople.org

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Hayley Kwasniewski, Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Retraining a Tree with Basal Shoots

We've been experiencing a lot of hot temperatures that can be affecting Denver's trees. Do you think the top of your tree has died? Here are some signs that may be the case: brittle branches, no signs of buds or leaves, breakage, and discoloration.

If the tree has basal shoots coming out from the bottom of the trunk, there may be hope for it yet! Retraining may be a good way to save the tree. This process alters which branch is leading the growth at the top of the tree, replacing what has died with a strong, more viable branch.

But first, let's start at the beginning. Read this blog for a How-To on retraining a tree.

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Hayley Kwasniewski, Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Gates Tennis Center Meets Community Demands

The Gates Tennis Center, built in 1975, is an award-winning public recreation facility that features club-like amenities with an emphasis on affordability and inclusivity, encouraging all Denverites to enjoy a fun and healthy lifestyle. Gates offers innovative and inclusive programming and community outreach that makes the facility a welcoming place for all. We have some very exciting announcements and activities happening at Gates Tennis Center. Pickleball is adding so many positive benefits and a major tennis tournament is coming up. Learn more about Gates Tennis Center.

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Hayley Kwasniewski, Thursday, July 28, 2022

Summertime Tree Care

With summer right around the corner, young will trees need your extra support to stay healthy. Healthy trees are better able to withstand drought, fight off pests, and flourish. After proper planting, watering is the most essential activity for establishing trees. This post has resources on watering, and some good information on supporting pollinators and managing one of Denver's most damaging pests. Want to learn how to tackle those pesky Japanese Beetles? Or tips for when to water your trees? We've got all that and more. Plus, if this blog doesn't answer all your questions, feel free to reach out to us at treecare@TheParkPeople.org to get some answers.

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Hayley Kwasniewski, Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Spring today and Winter tomorrow... What to do?

The Park People wants to share tips for protecting your trees during Colorado's spring season.

Our spring treecare blog includes: ways to protect buds and newly formed growths that may freeze if temperatures drop, a highlight of The Park People's 4-season Tree Care Guide, how to protect your trees during spring storms, a way to save money and water with rainwater collection, and a reminder for Denver's free mulch giveaway!

As always, you can reach out to our Tree Care Hotline at treecare@TheParkPeople.org with any questions. 

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Hayley Kwasniewski, Friday, April 1, 2022
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