Tree Services

Apple Tree Maintenance

Fielding Tree Care’s arborists are well versed in apple tree care in the south Denver, CO area.

Apple Tree

Maintenance Tips

  • Most apple trees require a pollinator to be planted in close proximity. Planting a single apple tree without a pollinator will result in lack of fruit. Luckily, apple trees and crabapple trees cross-pollinate and there are plenty of each within a common bee’s flight radius. This proximity is enough to have a successful crop without planting a second tree.
  • We suggest that pruning be completed during an apple tree’s dormant season.
  • Pests are a serious problem plaguing apple trees and they are also prone to a host of diseases. These can affect both the apples, and the tree itself. Keep a lookout for any signs of illness or weakness, such as brown or blackened leaves. 
  • When planting apple trees, proper spacing is key for optimal development. Space standard apple trees 25-30 feet apart, and dwarf varieties 15 feet apart.
  • The exact apple tree maintenance plan will depend on the variety of apple tree(s) you have growing on your property. View our full article with the most common apple tree varieties and their care below.

Most Common

Diseases and Pests for Apple Trees

AphidsApple MaggotCodling MothFire BlightJapanese BeetlePowdery MildewAnthracnose

The biggest disease risk for apple trees in the Denver area is the fire blight bacteria. The burned leaves (pictured below)  are a telltale sign of fire blight.


Helpful Articles for Apple Tree Maintenance in Colorado

Fighting Fire Blight of Apple, Pear, and Other Colorado Trees

Fighting Fire Blight of Apple, Pear, and Other Colorado Trees

The truth is that Denver and the surrounding areas have struggled with fire blight of apple, pear, and other trees in the rose family for many years. It’s been difficult to stop because the ...
How Do I Keep My Apple Tree Healthy and Happy In Colorado?

How Do I Keep My Apple Tree Healthy and Happy In Colorado?

Are you ready to “give in to temptation,” as the Denver Post suggests, and add an apple tree or two to your lot? Find out why apple trees in Denver naturally thrive and everything you need to ...
Year-Round Fruit Tree Care in Colorado

Year-Round Fruit Tree Care in Colorado

Are you trying to figure out what’s going on with your fruit tree? Fruit tree care can be tricky. If you have a fruit tree that didn’t bloom this year, there’s a chance it may be a victim of ...

Denver Metro

Our Service Area Includes

South Denver, Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Lone Tree, Castle Rock, Parker, Greenwood Village, and all previous customers.

Other Common Types of Trees We Treat

With decades of experience caring for Colorado trees and shrubs, our team at Fielding Tree Care has put together a comprehensive list of the trees and shrubs we treat.