If you’ve ever tried to remove a tree or clear a stump, you know that these plants can have extensive root systems that cling tenaciously to the soil around them. So why do we see so many stories of trees uprooted by storms? Here are some reasons.
You probably know that counting the concentric rings in a cross-section of a tree trunk can tell the tree’s age. But that’s just the beginning of the wealth of information contained in the rings. Scientists can examine and test the rings to uncover years, even centuries, worth of knowledge about climate, atmospheric changes, and local geography.
The Colorado Front Range presents many challenges for landscapers with its extreme and unpredictable weather. That becomes especially important when it comes to choosing trees, since they represent considerable, long-term investments.
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