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Protecting Newly Planted or Young Trees This Winter

I kept finding these hazelnuts in my yard. Come to find out my neighbor has a hazelnut tree that they just took out and apparently the birds love to fly around with these things, dropping them in my yard from time to time. Well, one decided to sprout this summer and...

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Why Tree Topping is a Very Bad Idea

Remember a couple years ago when that guy decided to crawl up into the tree in downtown Seattle and caused a 24-hour stand-off between him and the Seattle police? Did you know that he did up to $7800 in damage according to the court documents? The tree was a 90-foot...

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Can a Split Tree be Saved?

A lot of places around the Puget Sound and Olympic Penninsula got some heavy snow this past week. When snow lands on smaller trees and even larger ones, a tree can split causing damage and possibly needing removal. The picture above is actually from a local resident...

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Emergency Tree Removal in Bothell – 5 Tips

Removing a tree in an emergency can be stressful, but there are things you can do and not do that make it even more stressful. When dealing with a tree that is in need of removal, remember these 5 tips. #1. Don't get too close. Don't make this emergency turn into...

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Will Cutting Off Dead Branches Help my Tree?

Making the final cut - chopping that dead branch or limb can really help your tree but here's why.  By pruning it or cutting dead limbs and branches, it lets the other branches grow more evenly and allows for the nutrients to get where they need to go. If there is a...

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Fall Pruning Tips – Should You Prune and How?

I know you're probably looking up how to prune your trees now that the leaves are starting to fall and you can see the trunk again, but actually, Fall is not the best time to prune and here's why. I know that you're probably chomping at the bit to get at that tree and...

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How to Protect Young Trees from Wind Damage

Man, we have definitely dived headfirst into the fall stormy seasons. There's been rain, wind, and lightning this week and it's likely not to dissipate anytime soon. Windstorms can cause significant damage to any types of trees but especially young trees that have not...

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What to Do if a Tree Uprooted?

It's getting windy this week! We've already been called out to a few homes that have seen some trees down on their property. Sometimes tree split, lose a branch or completely uproot. Trees can be uprooted by severe storms or wind gusts. Throughout the Puget Sound...

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Should We Be Using Deep-Root Fertilization?

What is Deep Root Fertilization? Do your trees need it? Well, let's talk about that for a minute. I mean, there are millions of trees in the forests that don't need us to intervene, right? So why do the trees on my property need it? Well, yes and no. The forest has...

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Why Trees are Good For Your Property

Most of us like trees in general. But, can they really be good for the environment of our own property? Sure, they admit oxygen and we obviously need them to survive, but do they have to be on our own property? This is an interesting topic because even if people don't...

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