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Arborist pruning a tree

Benefits of Tree Pruning in the Summer

Though winter is the most recommended time to prune, Portland tree pruning 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 to the best summer tree pruning. As always, please consult our Portland certified arborists for […]

Blue Jay

How You Can Attract and Conserve Urban Wildlife

Last month, two bald eagles found themselves stuck together in a Portland tree for several hours. Officials from the Audubon Society and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to help free them. While seeing one, let alone two, bald eagles in your tree may be a rare occurrence, the environmental problems associated with urban […]

Winter fruit tree pruning

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Join us this Saturday for a winter fruit tree pruning workshop with Urban Forest Pro’s certified Jeff M. Hosted by Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP), this workshop is complimentary for homeowners who have fruit trees registered with PFTP, and just $25 for all others. It will be held in the Collins View neighborhood of Portland. […]

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. […]

Icy Tree by OakleyOriginals, on Flickr.com

Oregon’s November Freeze Damage: Fruit Growers Seek Solutions

A sudden cold snap last December damaged many fruit trees in Hood River, The Dalles, and northeastern Oregon. Some parts of the Mid-Columbia area saw temperatures dip below zero. Regional experts say such a damaging freeze hasn’t hit the area since 1955. Trees weren’t prepared for such cold temperatures at that time of year. In […]

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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