Emergency Tree removal

When is the Best Time of Year for Tree Removal?

The cost of removing a tree in Oregon can vary based on many things. One of the main factors however is the time of year in which the tree is removed. The short answer: tree removal typically costs much less during the winter or spring months. Below we’ll explain why, as well as other things […]

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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Winter Tree Care Guide: Preventing Property Damage

The soggy Pacific Northwest winter threatens trees providing plenty of work for tree services in Portland. Waterlogged soils may suffocate or topple trees. Flooding can harm their bark. Winter winds may send weak branches or the entire tree to the ground. And freezing rain brings its own troubles. Fortunately, damage from extreme winter weather can […]

Tree branch with snow frost

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 […]

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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 […]

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Oregon’s November Freeze Damage: Fruit Growers Seek Solutions

A sudden cold snap last December damaged many fruit trees in Hood River, The Dalles, and northeastern Oregon. Some parts of the Mid-Columbia area saw temperatures dip below zero. Regional experts say such a damaging freeze hasn’t hit the area since 1955. Trees weren’t prepared for such cold temperatures at that time of year. In […]

Winter fruit tree pruning

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Join us this Saturday for a winter fruit tree pruning workshop with Urban Forest Pro’s certified Jeff Moore. Hosted by Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP), this workshop is complimentary for homeowners who have fruit trees registered with PFTP, and just $25 for all others. It will be held in the Collins View neighborhood of Portland. […]

Winter Tree care

Portland Winter Tree Care Tips

As Portland certified arborists, we start looking for signs of spring after the winter holidays have passed. Even in January, smack dab in the middle of winter, you can find clues that spring is on its way. Buds on many deciduous plants are swelling, storing energy for upcoming blossoms. Witch hazel is blooming, as are […]

winter free tree in need of pruning.

Fruit Tree Pruning: Why to Do It Now & What to Do With Extra Fruit

In this article we discuss why December and January are the ideal months for fruit tree pruning. Read on for fruit tree-pruning tips, including whom to contact for tree pruning services. We also discuss a common conundrum for fruit tree owners: What to do with extra fruit. Why Prune Fruit Trees in the Winter? Annual […]

Stormy Weather

Are Your Trees Ready for Stormy Weather?

We’re heading into the season of colder, harsher weather. Are your trees ready for the coming storms? Even a seemingly harmless windy day can make a weak tree a hazard to your home and family. Given that bare trees are easier to inspect, fall and winter are definitely good times to keep an eye on […]