Spring Rains & What to watch for in your landscape

The warm spring rains still have not stopped for more than a day or two. Pollinators have not always been able to do their job (remember that hand pollination with a q-tip can work great!). Fungal infections will be more pronounced this year in both deciduous and coniferous trees, especially if growing from clayey soil. As nice as this extra […]

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May showers bring June flowers

With leaves now springing open, parts of tree canopies no longer happily growing can be more easily seen. Hung up parts regularly observed include full limbs and tops of trees. Be aware. High winds of the winter annually break limbs plus we had some pretty heavy snow falls; if you haven’t yet, remember to take the opportunity to check the […]

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Our Trees in mid February

Along the inland shore of the Salish Sea, red alder catkins are now expressing, dancing according to time of errant breezes throughout disturbed, wet, and clayey landscapes. Though dead leaves have still not left all the introduced oaks, both paper birch and the western beaked hazelnut may have surprised the casual observer this month with pendulous, red, or pale-greenish catkins […]

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Dormant Season Tree Pruning -Mid-January, 2022

Dormant season pruning has begun. The good chill we had has left, with a flowering plum already blooming somehow and early growth of daffodils bursting above ground here and there. Although we may yet see a cold spell or two, harsh winters of the end of the ice age seem to be lessening near the Salish Sea. Managing of many […]

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How Drought may be affecting our Maritime Trees

Maritime trees near the Salish Sea are coping differently with increasing heat and drought events. December 1, 2021 Sal Noeldner- ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ The end of a lazy summer filled heat, drought and smoke events has brought more attention to regional declines in certain tree species, especially when in more exposed conditions such as greenspace and bluff edges. Signs […]

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7 Tree Care Tips for Property Maintenance

Whether you already have trees in your yard or you’re thinking about planting them, there are some things you need to know first. You need to know how to care for your trees so that they could grow healthy and strong. Many people think they should just plant them and leave them be. After all, trees will grow on their […]

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What Should You Ask When Hiring A Tree Service In 2020? (4 Quick Tips)

Finding the perfect tree service company to remove overgrown and collapsed trees on your property can be a tough task in the age of the internet. If you’re new to hiring within this industry, combing through the pages and pages of tree service listings can be overwhelming.That’s because there are over 180,000 registered tree trimming companies here in the United […]

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