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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10 Essential Tools You Need to Grow Trees in Your Yard

With climate change problems and unprecedented air pollution levels, it’s become apparent how important it is to save trees. They’re essential for the environment and can bring quite a few benefits to you and your family. So you have plenty of reasons to plant a tree in your yard.  While hiring tree care professionals is often in your best interest, […]

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Tree Care Basics: How to Properly Prune Your Trees

Tree care is so popular nowadays, that nearly 60% of landscaping companies started offering services like trimming, mulching, and pruning. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss why tree pruning is important, when is the best time to prune trees, and what are some of the best methods to do so.

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Top 10 Questions About Trees Answered by Arborists

Whether you live in the countryside or town, you can’t escape air pollution. However, planting a tree on your premises will help you reduce all those daily consequences of urban life most of us experience.  Much like everything else in life, planting a tree requires some skills, and there are a few things to consider. That’s why in this article, […]

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