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Trees That May Be Toxic to Your Pets

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Many dog and cat owners are conscientious of what their pets eat, how much exercise they get, and the amount of socializing they need. However, they may not consider what’s in their own yards–including trees that may be toxic to their furry friends. Take a close look at this list of trees that could harm your dog, cat, or horse, and give Inexpensive Tree Care a call if you have on your property: Oak trees. Toxic element: tannic acid. This may be a surprise, as ubiquitous as oak trees are, but your pets can surely be harmed if they ingest the acorns of the oak tree. Horses are most...

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4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lawn Care

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

If you’re like many homeowners, you may think that a lawn basically takes care of itself with a little water, occasional mowing, and pruning tree branches back once in a while. However, there are many ways you can contribute to your lawn’s care to ensure that you have a beautiful, emerald-green lawn that may just be the envy of everyone on the block. Consider these four lawn care tips. Water your lawn early in the day to achieve two goals. The first goal is to conserve water. When you water your lawn early in the morning, you are saving water because the sun isn’t evaporating the water...

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The Basics of Seasonal Tree Care

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Basics of Seasonal Tree Care

Landscaping your yard may be one of the most satisfying tasks of being a homeowner—yet there is much to remember, especially regarding tree care as the seasons change. If you’re not exactly sure what to do for the trees on your property and when you should do it, there’s help. Here’s a handy guide to help you throughout the year. Spring. It is important to inspect trees and shrubs for any chewing insects. If you find them, do not delay—begin treatment immediately. If any trees have been damaged by winter snows, schedule repair work. Plant new trees in April, making sure not to place them too...

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The World’s Oldest Trees

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The World’s Oldest Trees

We’ve discussed the tallest and the deadliest, and now it’s time for the oldest. Some of the oldest living organisms on the planet are trees. The ones on this list were all well into maturity before Christ (b.c.), and have survived through unimaginable changes that have taken place throughout the world since. Here are six of the Earth’s oldest living trees, and an honorary seventh (you’ll find out why it’s honorary later). Check out some amazing photos of these trees, taken during a 14-year project completed by renowned photographer, Beth Moon. Methuselah Somewhere in the Inyo...

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How a Late Spring Freeze Can Affect Your Trees

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

How a Late Spring Freeze Can Affect Your Trees

Mother Nature can be quite unpredictable at times, for humans as well as plant life. When the air starts to warm up in early spring, many trees begin to bloom in anticipation of a long warm spell. However, you can almost always count on a late spring freeze to show up seemingly out of nowhere and shock the life out of some plants and trees, especially if they are just beginning to bud. Some trees are not affected too deeply by late spring freezes due to the fact that their leaves are quicker to bud and grow in strength. However, others can be crippled by plunging temperatures simply because...

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Common Problems With Western Red Cedar Trees

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Common Problems With Western Red Cedar Trees

While Western red cedar trees make for a great windbreak or natural privacy screen, they aren’t without their share of problems. We’re here to educate you on some of the most common types of trees found in the Portland area while offering you tips on how to best take care of them. Learn more about a few of the most common issues with Western red cedars. Root Rot If you have a younger red cedar, be aware that it is more susceptible to root rot. The Armillaria ostoyae fungus is especially problematic and can quickly dig its way deep into the roots of your tree. Phellinus weirii and other...

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