Planting a tree is always an exciting new undertaking, but it takes plenty of work to ensure your trees long-term health and success. A long and happy life for you tree means proper planning starting with the time of year you plant your tree to care of your tree after planting. Here’s exactly how to […]
Recent ISA-certified arborist Articles
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 when it comes to DIY tree trimming, it’s always best to […]
Why Tree Removal is Not a Good DYI Project
Do you consider yourself self-reliant, or at least try to be in as many situations as possible? It’s great to have an independent, do-it-yourself, spirit. However, sometimes the best option is to enlist the help of others. Such is the case with tree removal. Most of us have seen viral videos of hapless homeowners cutting […]
What to do When a Tree Falls on Your House or Property
Storms are a fact of life in the Portland and Vancouver areas. Snowstorms, rain storms, wind storms – they make the news, can disrupt our lives, and occasionally knock down trees. And when they do, the safest thing to do is call a tree service company experienced in emergency tree removal. If you haven’t dealt […]
What’s the Difference Between Landscapers and Arborists?
Rose City residents may not know the difference between landscapers and arborists. They might just think of it as working with “Thorns” versus “Timbers.” However, the comparison is more complex than that and goes far beyond Providence Park! Horticulture and arboriculture share some common ground – the care of natural surroundings. Landscapers and arborists can […]
What is a Certified Arborist and is it Different from a Landscaper?
Generally, a certified arborist is a leading tree expert, or an arborist who has obtained their Certified Arborist designation from the International Society of Arboriculture, or ISA. To gain this certification, there are the following experience requirements: 3 years of full time experience working in the arboriculture industry OR 2 year degree and 2 years […]
An Introduction to Tree Cabling From A Leading Tree Expert
What is Tree Cabling? Tree cabling is a lesser-known preservation technique, utilized by professional Arborists to provide support to trees that may be prone or at risk of failure. There are a number of different support systems for tree care applications, but tree cabling is the most common and widely used within the tree care […]
Negative Impacts of Construction on Living Tree Health
Driving around the Rose City, it’s easy to surmise that construction is up. According to Barry and Associates, 9,300 apartments have been built in the Portland area since 2013. And more than 20,000 more units have been proposed or are currently under construction. Any thriving urban landscape is perpetually changing, and Portland’s new edifices bode […]
Urban Forest Pro Arborist Featured in the News!
Urban Forest Pro’s arborist, Jeff M, 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 […]
Tree Care & Fire Safety
There are so many reasons to prioritize consistent Portland tree care: it increases your property value, benefits the environment, and makes your yard more enjoyable. During the dry summer months, fire prevention is yet another reason to take care of your trees. Without regular pruning, trees sport more dead material, which can serve as fire […]