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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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How to Identify Diseased Trees in the Pacific Northwest

Determining whether or not you need to remove a dead or diseased tree is based on what you can identify in the tree, what type of tree it is, and if it's a hazard to your property. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have hundreds of varieties of common and native...

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What to Know About Wood Chips as Mulch

Can I keep the wood chips that were mulched up after tree removals? This is a common question. When we remove a tree, bush or hedge we often mulch and grind the twigs, leaves, and trunk up into great mulch. Often, homeowners will use this for mulch, but there is...

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Can I Use Tree Spikes When Pruning Large Trees?

Stop! Don't use those climbing spikes on a tree! Well, unless you plan on taking out the whole tree because that's probably what you'll have to do if you use them on a live tree. Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to a climber's leg by leather straps...

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4 Ways to Clean Up Leaves and What to Do with Them

Leaves are slowing starting to drop around the Pacific Northwest and with our weather rapidly turning from summer to fall, you'll see more and more leaves on the ground rather than on the branches. But whether you have a small yard or large one, there are simple ways...

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