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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a Certified Arborist on Staff?

    • Yes, Patrick Kenney, the owner/operator, has been a certified Arborist in Colorado since 2016. ​Also, 50% of the crew leaders are Certified Arborists. 
  • Is Johnny Apple Tree Care licensed and Insured? 

    • Johnny Apple Tree Care is fully licensed and insured for tree work and pesticide applications along with being licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

  • What geographical area does Johnny Apple Tree Care Service?

    • We service Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Salida, Colorado. 

  • When is the best time of the year to trim my trees? 

    • Visit our tree trimming services page for more details about a tree care plan to meet your needs. In general, timing on pruning depends on the type of tree or shrub that you have. Maple trees, for example, are best pruned during the late spring/early summer; whereas, Lilac bushes should be pruned late summer before the flower buds are set for the next season. Fruit trees such as Apples and Pears are best pruned during the winter months while they are dormant. ​ If you have a specific inquiry about best practices for your particular tree or shrub please contact us

  • What forms of payment does Johnny Apple Tree Care currently accept? 

    • We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash, and Venmo.​

  • Once the job is confirmed, does Johnny Apple Tree Care require a deposit? 

    • On residential jobs, we do not require a deposit. Larger Commercial and Forestry contracts require a deposit on a case by case basis.  ​

  • What do you do with all the brush after the job is completed. 

    • We take the brush and wood to landscape recyclers across the state. The recyclers turn the brush into chips for resale and compost tea for urban gardens across the Denver Metro Area. ​

  • You don’t even have to work out, do you?

    • Nope! Our main issue is making sure we stretch and get enough food to support the caloric intake of the tree worker lifestyle.

  • What is Emerald Ash Borer?

    • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle native to northeastern Asia that has been devastating ash tree populations in the US and is spreading out from the infestation in Boulder and is expected to reach the Denver metro area within the next two or three years. Visit our Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) page for more details.

  • How is Emerald Ash Borer controlled (EAB)?

    • EAB has no natural predators in the US. Its spread can be slowed by local quarantines and individual trees can be protected with preventative pesticide application. Johnny Apple Tree Care only does systemic trunk injections of Emamectin Benzoate to greatly reduce the risk of pesticide exposure to untargeted species, such as bees, pets and humans. Visit our Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) page for more details.

  • How long do Emerald Ash Borer treatments last?

    • Treatments of Emamectin benzoate last two years.

  • Is Johnny Apple Tree Care Licensed to treat trees for Emerald Ash Borer?

    • Yes, Johnny Apple Tree Care is licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator and certified to prescribe and apply pesticides to ornamental trees and shrubs. We use a systemic insecticide, Emamectin benzoate, as a preventative method to help prevent Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in the treated tree.

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