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The Best Type of Trees to Hang a Swing From

One of the many pleasures of being an Oregon arborist is sharing different ways to enjoy trees and quality time in nature. Few things are as idyllic and enjoyable as a good turn on a well-constructed tree-swing. Here we’ll show you what to look for when choosing that one special tree for housing your own […]

When Should I Begin Pruning My Trees?

Trees are vital to our homes and communities. It is important to keep trees in shape to create the foundation for fruitful growth. Tree pruning is an essential skill as it is about trimming dead, damaged or diseased parts of the tree to benefit the whole. You can tell that it is time to prune […]

The Worst Trees to Plant in Portland

Tree planting is a terrific way to add nature to your landscaping project and provide a long-term result with short-term effort. But, not all trees are created equal, so it isn’t simply a matter of heading to a nursery, grabbing a few that sound good or look good, and then digging the dirt and plopping […]

Tips to Care for Fruit-Bearing Trees

When maintained the right way, a fruit-bearing tree can be a beautiful attribute to your property. Not only do they provide the obvious benefit of nutritious and tasty fruit—whether it be oranges, apples, peaches or other tasty treats—they are also wonderful to look at and enjoy during the appropriate seasons. There are some tips you […]

How Close to a House Should You Plant a Tree

Trees can work wonders in your front yard. They can beautify your home’s landscape, add to its curb appeal, and even increase the home’s property value. You may be considering planting a tree or two for these very reasons. But before you grab the shovel and start digging, there are some things you should know. […]

We Don’t Want to Cut Down a Tree We Can Save

Sometimes, when people notice abnormalities with their trees, the first step is to believe that it’s time to cut the tree down. That’s not always necessarily the case. Sure, there are times when your tree may have issues beyond repair, but there’s no logical reason to cut down a tree if it can be saved. […]

Tall Tree Maintenance Looks Dangerous, But Safety Comes First

If you have tall trees on your property, you know exactly how difficult it can be to maintain them. You have to keep them healthy, free of pests, well-watered, and well groomed. Taking responsibility for the well-being of the trees on your property is imperative if you want them to grow strong, letting them live […]

The Value of Low Hung Branches

In most city trees, the lowest tree limbs have been removed, leaving all of the leaves and branches higher up. There are several reasons people do this; getting underneath the branches to mow the grass is easier when they’re higher up, for example. People also trim their branches in order to make their yard more […]

7 Landscaping Upgrades to Consider in 2018

Just as your clothes and home décor change with each new style that comes into vogue, your outdoor landscaping should be upgraded every once in awhile to match the latest trends. While the trees in Oregon may stay the same from one year to the next, the way you present them should not. Keeping your […]