Professional Tree Pruning

Why DIY Tree Pruning isn’t Worth the Risk

Tree pruning, when done correctly, should result in safe, healthy and beautiful trees. A certified arborist is trained to understand when a tree needs to be pruned and why, but also skilled in proper tree pruning techniques. If you’re unsure what you are doing, it’s always best to avoid potential costly follies and contact us […]

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Why Planting Your Live Christmas Tree In The Yard Is A Bad Idea

So you choose to do a live Christmas tree. I mean why cut down a tree when you don’t have too, right? And now that Christmas is over you are pondering what to do with that live tree sitting in your living room. Well, if you are thinking about planting it in your yard, you […]

Trees that Add Color to Your Winter Landscape

Trees that Add Color to Your Winter Landscape

Winter is here and the days are short and gray. Even though the weather is blustery, there is still plenty to appreciate in our urban forest. There may not be many flowers, and most of the colorful leaves of autumn have fallen. However, wintertime also brings unique opportunities for color. Winter interest plants can create […]

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Arborist Tree Care Tips: Preparing Your Trees for Winter

The wintry wet weather has arrived in the Portland metro area, and the leaves are falling. However, that doesn’t mean tree care is not crucial during this time. Today we’re discussing what homeowners can do to prepare their trees for winter. We will also cover winter care for fruit trees, which are a bit more […]

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 […]

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The Effects Trees and Shrubs have on Siding

Siding protects and waterproofs your home. Any structure lacking strong, snug siding is vulnerable to weather and pest damage. As Portland tree care specialists, we are passionate about adding trees to the urban canopy—but not at the expense of structures. If trees and shrubs are too close to siding, damage is likely. Portland Certified Arborists […]

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Trees and Your Home: Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Roof

In roof damage, water is the ultimate culprit. Stagnant water can seep under shingles and flashing, leading to rot and costly damage. All roof maintenance tasks maximize roof life by minimizing water ingress. Proper tree care plays its own role in your roof’s lifespan. Today we’re taking a look at the tree side of roof […]

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 […]

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Urban Forest Pro FAQ’s: What are my Options for Replanting my Tree?

Spring is here, and many people are thinking about tree planting, whether to add more shade or to replace trees that have been removed. As Portland certified arborists, we consistently field homeowners’ questions about replanting options. After arranging our Portland tree removal services for a tree lost to winter storm damage or disease, our customers […]