May 22, 2018 0

Every Day is Earth Day

Earth Day was April 22 and a lot of people no doubt made resolutions, just like they did for the New Year. And just like New Year’s resolutions, many will be forgotten within a few weeks.

But it’s not our policy at Donovan Arborists to point fingers. Rather than dwell on promises not kept, we want to remind you that every day is Earth Day, so it’s never too late to join in.

That’s especially true in our business. We’re committed to preserving and protecting Colorado’s natural beauty by being good stewards of the environment.

Tread Lightly for a Healthier Planet

To accomplish this, we take a customized holistic approach to all our tree and landscape services. It’s an approach you can take yourself, too. It includes:

  • Minimal Use of Pesticides

Proper use of pesticides as part of a total cultural package can add to the health of our planet. Improper use can ruin it. That’s why it’s important to take all factors into consideration—surroundings, soil, water, and microclimates—before using pesticides or other chemicals.

  • Choosing Appropriate Plants

Trees and shrubs are a big investment so it’s important to pick the right ones for each location and need. Properly chosen vegetation will flourish and have lower maintenance costs while adding to the enjoyment of the outdoors and the health of our planet.

  • Restoring Neglected Landscapes

Customized care and maintenance programs can restore tired landscapes and keep them healthy and attractive for years to come. Providing proper moisture, nutrients, and biological agents can revive most neglected landscapes, making them active parts of the ecosystem again.

  • Encouraging Beneficial Wildlife

There’s more to the birds and bees than your parents told you. Pollinators like honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are essential to fruit trees, flowers, and many food crops. Trees and plants can be chosen to attract pollinators and other beneficial wildlife for enjoyment as well as environmental benefits. And if honeybees become a nuisance, local beekeepers are available to relocate them, helping restore rapidly dwindling populations.

Resolve to Work Together

There are many things property owners can do on their own, but some are best left to professionals. As a team, professional arborists and botanists can work with homeowners and businesses to maintain landscapes properly, bringing healthy enjoyment of the great outdoors for years to come.

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