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Friday, October 7, 2022
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Walk FOR the Canal

Join us as we join the Highline Canal Conservancy and Walk FOR the Canal. We'll be leading a 1hr walk talking about the changing land use along the canal, its impact on the trees, and what the conservancy is doing to plant for the future. After the walk, we'll head over to Comrade Brewing for discounted drinks and more tree talk. Learn more and register here.

Meet up at Bible Park (parking lot on Yale) at 4:30pm. If you just want to join for a beer, head to Comrade at 5:45pm.

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Lindsay Cutler, 6/23/2022 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

How Much Water Does Your Tree Need?

Read here to learn more about your tree's water needs. It’s that time of year when you sit out on your patio and smell the neighbor’s sprinklers as they rotate back and forth across the grass, hitting the fence and sometimes the street. Irrigation systems are an enormous timesaver and are often the make it or break it element to thriving landscapes in Denver. But are they delivering enough water to your trees? And if you don’t have one, how much water should you be giving those trees? We've got tips for several watering methods, including hose, bucket, drip irrigation, and spray irrigation. Remember, watering trees is an investment. The shade trees provide decreases water loss to evaporation,  more so than the amount of water required to keep them healthy. Plus, if you're willing to go the extra mile, trees can be watered with recycled or already used water. Check out this blog to learn more

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Lindsay Cutler, Friday, May 13, 2022

Beat the Heat and Take Action with Denver Digs Trees

Offering nine stunning varieties of urban hardy trees, Denver Digs Trees is back in full swing this year, and it couldn’t be soon enough. Denver is in the midst of an eerily hot and dry winter and fall, following a summer marked by extreme heat, wildfires, and drought. The Front Range will continue to heat up, at least for the next 60 years, even if our carbon emissions were to grind to a halt today. In the face of such daunting challenges, it’s programs like Denver Digs Trees that give Denverites a little control over their immediate environment. Planting a tree is a tangible, dirt-under-the-nails way to take action now that will cool the home, shade the street, and provide beauty and joy for generations.

Trees help mitigate climate change, capture and clean stormwater, filter air pollutants, moderate urban heat, and reduce energy use. They are essential components of a healthy city, from the upper reaches of their limbs scraping the sky to the expanse of their roots hugging the soil. Each tree is an integral part of the larger urban forest, working in concert to combat the urban heat island effect and create a safer, more walkable Denver. 

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Lindsay Cutler, Friday, January 14, 2022

 

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