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How to Pick Your Christmas Tree

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Pick Your Christmas Tree

Getting your Christmas tree is a big deal. Many of us make traditions out of going out and finding the perfect tree, roaming the countryside full of anticipation for that moment when we finally see “the one.” Then, we gather the family together to decorate it with our favorite ornaments. The whole event marks the beginning of many people’s favorite time of year. When choosing a Christmas tree many people are loyal to a certain variety, like Noble Firs and Douglas Firs, while others just look for the right shape or lack of bald spots. Some even go for a “Charlie Brown” tree that’s unique...

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When is the right time to prune trees?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

When is the right time to prune trees?

Your trees are a beautiful addition to the landscape of your home. In addition, they are a huge benefit to the environment and are vital to great air quality. Ornamental trees, however– the ones growing in your yard for looks and privacy– require care. They can’t just be left alone to grow wild their entire life. They need to be pruned regularly as doing so can help a tree live on for centuries. Why should you prune? Removing dead or damaged tree branches is important, because it prevents hazards to people and property and it can stop insects and other organisms from harming the...

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5 Good Reasons To Remove A Tree Stump

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Good Reasons To Remove A Tree Stump

Fully grown trees can add a wealth of beauty, charm, and privacy to a property. However, an ugly tree stump can do just the opposite. Aside from the fact that stumps can diminish your home’s curb appeal, they can also be dangerous. If you’ve recently cut down a tree, or if a tree in your yard has fallen victim to a wind storm, there are a few different ways you can handle the stump that remains. You can leave the stump as is in your yard or call in a pro to have it removed. Here is why we strongly suggest the latter: Landscape Eyesore When trees grow to maturity, after all those years they...

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Wind Storm Knocks Down Trees Across The Valley: Cause & Effect

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Wind Storm Knocks Down Trees Across The Valley: Cause & Effect

The 30-60 mph winds that blasted through the Portland metro area late last month left fallen trees in neighborhoods all over town, many of which were “street trees.” In some neighborhoods, several trees in a row fel like dominoes. Other than the battering winds, is there an explanation for this? If a tree is uprooting, splitting at the joints, or has already fallen in your yard or on your home, call Rod at 503-679-1410. Non-emergency storm tree issues can also be emailed to rod@inexpensivetreecare.com. Thousands, if not millions, of “street trees” are planted throughout the Portland area...

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Fall Season Care for Fruit Trees

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fall Season Care for Fruit Trees

Fall is the optimal season to look after the health of your trees.  Here are our suggestions for looking after your orchard: Water well once the leaves have fallen It is vital that your trees go into the cold Winter with a good moisture supply. But, it’s also important not to encourage new growth just before dormancy and stormy weather. Therefore, it’s best to wait until the leaves have fallen to water. Be sure to saturate the soil thoroughly– at least 2 feet deep– to encourage proper root growth, and continue to do so between rain showers until daytime air temperatures dip below...

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Bark Beetle Outbreak Causing Widespread Pine Tree Death

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Bark Beetle Outbreak Causing Widespread Pine Tree Death

We’re used to Californian invaders around here, but this time it’s different. Pine trees in Oregon and Washington are under attack from the California fivespined Ips bark beetle, and they’re dying in record numbers. Forest fires and winter storms can weaken trees, making them more susceptible to insect infestations and subsequent death. This is nothing new, but the recent invasion of the California fivespined Ips bark beetle is reaching outbreak levels, and residents of the northwest are seeing more pine tree death than ever before. Dead ponderosa pine trees are scattered across the Eastern...

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