Lineage Tree Care Blog

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What You May Not Know About Tree Removal

For many tree removal seems pretty standard and straightforward. There is a tree that is no longer wanted or is unhealthy or has the potential to cause future problems and safety concerns. The natural reaction would be to take it out. Many people believe they can take...

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Are You Composting? If Not, Why?

We live in the Pacific Northwest, which is a pretty liberal state. We love our lattes, cringe at those that don't recycle, and growing gardens in our backyard, but are we all composting the way we should? One of our employees moved to Missouri for a couple of years...

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Will Cutting Roots Damage the Tree?

"We have a tree that's about 12 feet away from our house and it's getting very large and its roots are growing towards the house and the foundation. Does it pose a danger and can we remove the root without damaging the tree?" This is a common question so I thought we...

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The Dangers of DIY Tree Removal

Removing a dead or old tree or even a live tree yourself can be pretty dangerous, especially if you are not familiar with how to do it properly. If you don't have the right tools and equipment for your own safety, it could lead to a really dangerous project. You want...

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Is it Too Early to Prune My Fruit Trees?

We've been getting a lot of calls lately about pruning fruit trees and when to start. We wrote a blog couple of months ago about the dangers of pruning in the fall and winter. Trees are starting to go dormant and when you prune them you encourage growth and you don't...

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Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean a Tree?

If you've never thought of doing this, this might seem like an odd question but surprisingly, I have seen people pressure washing huge tree trunks so it begs the question, is this a smart idea? We know that pressure washers are perfect for worn-out fences or sidewalks...

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10 Things to Do with Your Christmas Tree After Christmas

So, here we are. A couple days after Christmas. I know a few people that had all those decorations put away by 9 AM December 26. But if you're like me, I like to have it hang around at least another week. I mean we just built all this up for over a month, I don't want...

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4 Myths About Tree Care

It's amazing how myths and legends get started, and how we tend to believe them, especially if they are passed on from one person to another. It seems like it's the gospel truth when we hear someone say something and then as long as we hear someone else say it, it...

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This Tree Just Keeps Coming Back!

"We have some type of Willow in the backyard that continues to grow all the time. We cut it down three times and it just keeps growing. It has literally grown into a full-size tree three times. At first, I would take clippings off of the lands and use them as tomatoes...

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How Do I Know When to Remove a Stump?

You that stump in your backyard for a long time, haven't you? Or, maybe you just moved in and now that stump is an eyesore. Perhaps you had a tree removed years ago and it's left a stamp that was once kind of an attractive yard piece but now it's starting to decay and...

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