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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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Planting 1 Million Trees for the Tualatin River

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Planting 1 Million Trees for the Tualatin River

One of the largest-scale conservation efforts in the nation is culminating in an effort to plant one million trees along the Tualatin River within the next year. Conservation groups and Washington County officials have been working for a decade to restore the river’s ecosystem, which is struggling with warmer temperatures. Officials discovered that the Tualatin River is now two degrees warmer than its historical average temperature, which has been attributed to a nearby treatment plant draining wastewater into it. Before reaching the river, wastewater is purified, which naturally warms the...

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The Northwest’s 2014 Forest Fire Season is Setting Records

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The Northwest’s 2014 Forest Fire Season is Setting Records

Forest fires are scary and tragic, this year especially. The Oregonian reported that “Through Sept. 22, 2014, Oregon has had 1,934 fires that burned across 957,000 acres of state, federal and private lands. Combined with wildfires in Washington, the Pacific Northwest region led the nation with 3,270 fires that burned across 1.3 million acres of timber, grass and rangeland.” The number of fires we’ve had this year is fewer than the 10-year average, which is good, but the number of total acres burned by those fires is triple the average, which is definitely not good. Throughout this dry...

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