Tree Care and Lawn Care Expert Serving El Paso County, CO
Becky Wegner, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Becky operates out of SavATree’s Colorado Springs branch. She provides comprehensive tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Monument and Green Mountain Falls, CO. Some of the most popular services offered in the Colorado Springs area include tree removal, tree pruning and trimming, tree and lawn fertilization, tree and lawn disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment, watering, tree planting, weed control, organic lawn care and other organic care services, lawn seeding and lawn aeration. If you are in need of any lawn care or tree care services, don’t hesitate to contact Becky!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (719) 444-8800
Becky has more than 20 years of experience as an Urban Forester with the City of Colorado Springs. She also has experience as an Arborist and manager with Mountain High / SavATree.
Becky has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. She worked on her Masters in Geography at the University of Colorado.
- Qualified Pesticide Certification from the Colorado Department of Agriculture
- ISA Certified Arborist
- Board of Directors at the Rocky Mountain High Chapter of the ISA
- Board of Directors Member of the Colorado Tree Coalitions, member since 1990
- Member of the Trails Open Space and Parks Working Committee
- Former member of the Horticultural Art Society Board
Becky is a lifelong runner. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her golden retrievers and children, Sydney and Spencer, who are both currently in college. She is passionate about old and champion trees.
Why She Became an Arborist:
Becky became an Arborist because she loves the outdoors, which led her to pursue a degree in Forestry.
Customer Service Philosophy:
“Listen to their concerns and needs and match recommendations; share my interest and knowledge about trees.”
Observations in the Field:
Why Are My Spruce Trees Browning?
October 26, 2018 – What a “funky” fall. Colorado Springs broke heat records in September that were previously set in 1895 followed by a record low of 15 degrees on October 15. Calls have been flowing into our office about browning in spruce trees. It is a normal phenomenon for conifers to shed older needles at this time of year preceded by a sudden color change. Spruce with their shallow roots and love of cool sites undoubtedly have been impacted by our extended drought and heat.
Things you can do:
- Provide consistent year-round water to your trees to keep roots from dying
- Water down evergreen foliage periodically to keep cool and clean off insects
- Consult with your Arborist at SavATree for recommendations on treatments and practices that can help your trees
Preparing Your Trees for Winter
October 14, 2018 – Wow! Winter arrived suddenly and unexpectedly in Colorado. Expect your trees to drop their leaves just as quickly. There are three things you can do to prepare your trees winter for our sudden temperature changes.
- Provide a 3-4” layer of organic mulch around the trunk (out to the drip line if possible). This helps to moderate soil temperature changes.
- Wrap your young and thin bark trees with a tree wrap to avoid winter sun scald and frost crack.
- Put deer protection around young trees to protect them from rubbing deer antlers. A heavy gauge stand-alone wire fence works best.
Remember to put a note on your calendar to water your trees each month when temperatures are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit!
Water Your Trees and Shrubs
June 9, 2018 – Colorado Spring is “bone dry”! The US Drought Monitor classifies us in a Severe Drought with areas to the south in Extreme Drought. Fall and Winter saw very little precipitation or snow cover and precipitation year to date is a little over 3 inches depending on where you live. There is little to no soil moisture to support our trees and landscapes, especially in unirrigated areas. This means we need to water our trees.
June 9, 2018 – Fire blight has appeared in abundance in the last week, especially on Apple Trees and Bechtel Crab apples. Trees appear to be suddenly wilting and dying. Blossoms were glorious this year and spring temperatures were warmer than average, favoring the disease. The bacterium is easily spread by pollinating insects during the blossom period and also by rain and improper pruning. Many areas of Colorado Springs have been hit by damaging hail in recent weeks. This can increase the spread of the bacterium by creating wounds on the branches.
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