Lineage Tree Care Blog

Everything you need to know about trees

Oh No! I Left My Palm or Lemon Tree Out in the Frost!

Brrrrr... it's mighty cold these mornings. I woke up to 30° this morning! That's cold for around here. Now, I know we're not Michigan or North Dakota where it gets 20 below, but we like our mild temperatures around here and for the Pacific Northwest, if we see frost,...

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How to Tell When Your Fir Tree is Dying

Fir trees less than impressive a long time, several decades but, if one begins to die will immediately become a problem. We have a lot of fir, alder, hemlock and cedar around the Pacific Northwest and fir trees seem to be one of the more popular ones that people might...

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Can Trees Touch Power Lines?

Trees and power lines; normally they don't go together but we see them together all the time so a common question that we seem to get is can trees touch the power lines? There's more than a simple yes or no answer to this question. It depends on the type of wire, how...

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Can You Winterize a Tree?

We talked a little bit about protecting young trees over the winter but what about any type of tree you really want to protect? What about trees that are not native to the Pacific Northwest? Will they simply die? I know a lot of people that have out of zone trees such...

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10 Things to Know About Buying a Real Christmas Tree

It's that time again! And it seems to be getting earlier every year. I swear I saw Christmas stuff in the stores in August... But nevertheless, people are starting to think about getting their tree. The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually the busiest for tree farms....

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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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