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

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Trees Showing Early Fall Color? Could be the Result of Tree Distress

Albert Camus famously wrote, “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” There’s no denying that Portland is a great place to enjoy the “second spring,” as many local trees put on spectacular shows of changing color. However, trees that change colors too early may be stressed. While providing Portland tree care, […]

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Rules for Watering Your Trees (by Season)

This summer has been a scorcher. Drought conditions and sizzling temperatures have spurred the Oregon Department of Forestry to remind residents to water trees. In a July press release, the department emphasized the importance of consistently saturating the area beneath a tree’s drip line to mitigate the effects of hot, dry weather. In the same […]

Fruit trees in a drought

Tree Care During a Drought

In early 2015, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of drought emergency in counties throughout Oregon. This is the first drought in the state since 2004. Drought can devastate agriculture, threaten livestock, and deplete natural resources. Another potentially major consequence of drought is compromised tree health. As we head into what wildfire experts are saying […]

 
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