Residential Tree Care Services

Portland Tree Permit Series: Take Care of Tree Services Now

On January 2nd, a new Portland tree code referred to as “Title 11 Trees” becomes law. This plan places strict guidelines on what kind of trees can be removed and also issues guidelines for pruning heritage trees. Homeowners are required to obtain these permits, but rather than trying to deal with understanding the 15 pages […]

Portland trees near power lines

Trees and Power Lines: What You Need to Know

At first glance, trees may seem entirely safe. Indeed, trees often symbolize stability in ancient myths. However, trees can be unsafe in certain circumstances. As our regular readers will recognize by now, poorly cared-for trees are more likely to fall in a storm. Power lines also complicate the safety of trees. In this post we […]

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Oregon’s Arbor Month in April!

The Oregon flag shows the state seal, with four Douglas-fir trees; the flag’s flip side features the only tree-chomping engineer in nature, the beaver. This symbolism says volumes about how important trees are to our state, from both aesthetic and economic perspectives. As Paul Ries, manager of the state’s Urban and Community Forestry Program puts […]

Teaching tree classes outside

Beyond the Classroom: High School Students Plant Trees and Learn

Who says learning only happens indoors? Beaverton students recently took the classroom outside–and left a positive, lasting impression on their local ecosystem. About 100 eighth-graders from Beaverton Health and Science School went to the Willow Creek Greenway to learn about Oregon’s native species and plant trees along the creek bank. They got their hands dirty […]

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Glowing Trees May Light Up Future City Streets

Is it possible that the future of illuminating urban areas at night may come, not from traditional electricity, but organic material attached to trees that line the streets? The answer may be bioluminescent jellies and bacteria. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and his team at Studio Roosegaarde are interested in applying organic materials to the built […]

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Portland Tree Permit Series: What is Title 11 Trees?

As nearly every Portland certified arborist is well aware, a new Portland tree code named “Title 11 Trees” is rolling out on 1/2/15. Title 11 Trees is part of the Urban Forest Plan, which aims to “protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Portland” by “enhancing the quality of the urban […]

Rosa Parks Elementary School during Arbor Month

1st Annual Urban Forest Pro Adpot-a-Tree Arbor Month Event

Urban Forest Pro’s arborist’s are excited for the opportunity to prune trees surrounding our local schools. We would like to reach out and provide a learning experience for the students by showing different tree care methods.  We will also be providing a tree ID scavenger hunt with the Portland Timber’s Timber Joey. Above is a tree […]

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