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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 summer tree pruning. As always, please consult our Portland certified arborists for specialized knowledge […]

Volunteers at the Saluting Branches Event

Urban Forest Pro Volunteers at Saluting Branches Event

On September 23rd, Urban Forest Pro’s ISA certified arborists joined over 1,000 volunteers from 220 companies in donating $1 million in maintenance services for veterans’ cemeteries. With Veterans Day around the corner, we’re celebrating the difference that our Portland tree care specialists made with their volunteer work. Saluting Branches is a program that organizes volunteer […]

bee pollinating tree blossom

The Current State of Bee Health & the Impact on Trees

Rachel Carson’s 1962 landmark work Silent Spring spurred a whole generation to take action against DDT pesticides. In that book, Carson showed how careless, widespread pesticide use killed insects and the species that ate them, including many songbirds. Carson also connected pesticides to many cancers. Today, millions of bees die each year. While their demise […]

Burned tree after forest wildfire view, disaster in nature

Trees and climate change

The two are synonymous: trees and the Pacific Northwest. From the coastal Cedars to the Coast Range Sitkas, and the pines east of the mountains, Oregon and Washington are home to a wide variety of evergreens and deciduous trees alike. Many trees have been in the area for hundreds of years and buoyed the region […]

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. […]

Arborist Jeff Moore inspects tree

Urban Forest Pro Arborist Featured in the News!

Urban Forest Pro’s arborist, Jeff Moore, was recently on KOIN 6 news as an expert on Portland tree care. Jeff discussed the implications that the change in weather has for Portland trees. He also advised what to do if your tree has V-shaped splits. In this blog we review Jeff’s advice, focusing on what you […]

 
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