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How to Help Your Dogwood Flourish

As the summer approaches, nothing is more beautiful than watching your dogwood tree come out in full bloom. Of the many varieties of trees, the dogwood tree is one of the most attractive in the American landscape.  Avid gardeners are drawn to the four distinct types: the kousa dogwood, cornelian cherry dogwood, pacific dogwood, and […]

When to Contact Your Local Tree Service

Picture this scenario. You purchase a new home and in an effort to beautify your front lawn, you plant a small tree or two in the yard. It’s just a seedling at first, but over the years, you watch it grow and grow until it’s bigger than you ever could have imagined it would be. […]

Are Your Olive Trees at Risk for Disease?

People not native to the Pacific Northwest are often surprised to hear how well olive trees do in our climate. Actually, olive trees can not only survive but downright thrive in a huge variety of conditions. Native to the Mediterranean, olive trees are accustomed to the infertile soil that is common there. Cold winters and […]

The Wrong Way to Prune a Tree

Like water and sunshine, tree pruning is an essential contributor to overall plant health. Especially in climates like Portland, Oregon, that experience variable weather, pruning keeps trees producing leaves, fruit and flowers effectively. Pruning trees helps maintain structural integrity by balancing the weight distribution of branches on each side, clearing dying or dead wood that […]

Taking Care of Trees During the Cold Months

Summer is over, and with winter quickly approaching it’s time to start preparing for cold weather. For many of us, the winter will mean days spent inside snuggled up inside a nice warm fire; but for the trees on our property, the cold months can prove to be stressful. In the Portland area, temperatures have […]

The Process of Removing Rotting Trees

  As all too many homeowners have discovered the hard way, seemingly healthy trees can sometimes start losing limbs or even fall over completely. What at first glance appears to be a perfectly strong and sturdy tree can suddenly begin to pose a threat to people and property. How does this occur, and, more importantly, […]

How To Properly Prune A Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles have become one of the most popular plants in the world, especially for people living in hot and humid climates. With their versatility, this is no surprise. The crape myrtle comes in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that it really does fit everyone’s needs. Depending on where you want […]

How And When To Plant A Tree

There are all sorts of benefits that you’ll reap if you plant a tree on your property. Trees provide everything from a reduction in your personal carbon footprint and cleaner air around you, to a source of shade and a place for your children to play. With all these positives of planting a tree, we […]

Managing Aggressive Tree Roots

If you have trees on your property, you have most likely been reaping the variety of benefits that they provide. They enhance the beauty of your home, keep the air clean and help keep you cool when it gets hot. They are, however, capable of doing a lot of damage to your home and the […]