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Rules for Watering Your Trees (by Season) From A Leading Tree Expert

This summer has been a scorcher. Drought conditions and sizzling temperatures have spurred the Oregon Department of Forestry to remind residents to water trees. In a July press release, the department emphasized the importance of consistently saturating the area beneath a tree’s drip line to mitigate the effects of hot, dry weather. In the same […]

Spring Tree Fertilization The What, When, Where, and Why

Spring Tree Fertilization The What, When, Where, and Why

Spring tree fertilization is common as most trees have their greatest need for nutrients in the spring. In Portland this spring application usually happens in March or April as, rainy, cold weather wanes and sunny weather begins to show its face. Trees in the city need fertilization because many of the natural processes that take […]

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Benefits of Tree Pruning in the Summer

Though winter is the most recommended time to prune we are often asked, can you trim trees in the summer? Portland, OR tree pruning and trimming in the summertime can provide particular benefits for fruit trees and damaged trees. It can also be advantageous for general tree shaping. The following is a simple guide for […]

Ponderosa Pines along Deschutes River

Oregon Pine Trees

For one particular ponderosa pine in Oregon, size does matter. Located near Grants Pass in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, “Phalanx” is the tallest known pine tree in the world, regardless of species. Measured in 2011, the tree set the mark at 268.3 feet and also has the third-biggest diameter at 17 feet, 11 inches. […]

Apple tree

Organic Pest Control for Your Fruit Trees

Do your fruit trees have holey leaves with discolored patches? Do you notice insect exit holes on fruit? If so, there’s a good chance your fruit trees are battling a pest invasion. Worms, squirrels, moths, and other pests can damage fruit trees and destroy crops. While many homeowners resort to pesticide sprays for preventing/fighting fruit […]

Top 6 Best Fruit Trees to Grow in Portland

Top 6 Best Fruit Trees to Grow in Portland

When selecting the best fruit trees to grow in Portland, homeowners are opting for more natural-looking landscaping rather than the pristine trimmed grass that has long been a staple in landscaping across the United States. Instead, they’d rather diversify their landscaping by choosing plants and trees that are already local to the environment. The best […]

Having Tree Work Done: How to Prepare & What to Expect

Having Tree Work Done: How to Prepare & What to Expect

Preparing: Parking:  Reserving parking is the responsibility of the client unless otherwise stated in your estimate the crew will need about 3 regular parking spaces in front of the your property for their truck and chipper and will need any trees to be worked on to be free of cars beneath them.  If work is being done […]

 
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