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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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Signs Your Tree Is Sick or Dying

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Signs Your Tree Is Sick or Dying

Are you worried that a tree on your property might be diseased or dying? It’s smart to be concerned about these things as unhealthy trees are more likely to fall during wind storms. The following warning signs should help you determine if your tree needs help. If you notice these issues, contact us right away and we’ll help you with treatment or removal. Symptoms of Unhealthy Trees First, just give your tree a visual inspection. Are there discolored leaves? Is it losing leaves prematurely vs. other trees of the same species? Those could be signs that something is wrong. Also look for...

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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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