Oregon trees in fall

Tree Care Tips: Late Fall Fertilization

In this blog post we continue looking at Portland tree care with an eye towards fall fertilization. We discuss how homeowners can properly fertilize trees in late fall. Read on to learn how to determine if there is a need to fertilize, what not to do, things to look for, and alternative treatments; all to […]

Mulching trees in spring helps them thrive all year

Tree Care Tips: Don’t Make these Mulching Mistakes

Why mulch? Because mulching improves water retention, optimizes soil temperature, and reduces general stress on plants and plant roots. Mulch also keeps weeds out and prevents soil compaction. Finally, mulch adds to the quality of the soil as it decomposes. In this article, we’re exploring all things mulch, from proper mulching technique to types of […]

Why You Need To Mulch Your Trees

Why You Need To Mulch Your Trees

Trees, as they exist naturally in a forest, will usually have plenty of organic materials in the soil at their base, providing essential nutrients. That’s not always the case in an urban or suburban setting, which means you need to take the extra step to make sure you properly mulch them. Organic mulch may have […]

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 […]