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April 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 12

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in the Tri-Cities? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

Preventing Sidewalk Damage

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Carefully selecting a tree that will not become too large for the width of the parking strip is the simplest solution to avoiding sidewalk problems. 

Proper tree maintenance is also important. • Encourage deep root growth. Watering longer and less frequently allows the soil to become moist several feet down, encouraging the roots to grow deeper where there will be less interference with sidewalk and street infrastructure. When rain showers are few and far between, apply 10 to 20 gallons of water slowly to the root zone of your young tree each week. • Root pruning is an easy annual maintenance practice that involves cutting small (<1” diameter) surface roots before they grow under the sidewalk. The best tool is a nursery spade with a 13” blade.

Cut the roots along the sidewalk edge, separating the root ends to prevent them from grafting back together. A successful root pruning program begins the year the tree is planted. To prune any other roots, a permit from the Urban Forestry Division is needed.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree maintenance service in Pasco.

April 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 11

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in West Richland? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

When Do I Prune My Tree?

Some say, “any time the tools are sharp.” Understanding how your tree will respond will help you make the best decisions for your tree. Generally speaking, the following guidelines apply: • Broken and dead branches and root suckers can and should be pruned any time of year. • Because most trees in Portland experience seasonal dormancy, pruning during the winter months encourages vigorous new growth in the spring without depriving the tree of actively photosynthesizing tissues. • Limited pruning is okay in summer. Keep in mind that pruning during the growing season removes leaf surface that is manufacturing food for next year’s growth. Light pruning will have little impact on future growth, but heavy pruning may slow or dwarf your tree’s growth. • Avoid pruning in spring to prevent damage to delicate young leaves and buds.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree pruning service in West Richland.

April 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 10

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in Pasco? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

5 – 7 Years After Planting

Your tree is quickly becoming an adult. Now is the time to ensure it has good structure over its lifetime. Try to imagine what your tree will look like as it grows larger. It is important to realize that branches do not move upward as a tree grows taller! 

The center of a branch that attaches to the trunk five feet above ground will always be at five feet. • Remove low limbs. If a limb will interfere with traffic, stop signs, or pedestrians, removing it now is a good idea. Regulations require the following clearances: 7 ½’ over sidewalks, 11’ over residential streets, and 14’ over arterial streets. • Thin tree canopy as discussed above. Remove those branches that are rubbing, growing back toward the tree, or attached at narrow angles. • Thin to create more even spacing between lateral branches as needed. 

7 ½’ over sidewalks, 11’ over residential streets, and 14’ over arterial streets. • Thin tree canopy as discussed above. Remove those branches that are rubbing, growing back toward the tree, or attached at narrow angles. • Thin to create more even spacing between lateral branches as needed. 

If possible, evenly space laterals 8-12 inches apart to produce an ideal “ladder” at maturity. • Don’t over-prune. Removing too many branches at once reduces the tree’s ability to produce food. Never remove more than ¼ of the tree’s canopy at one time. If more work is needed, phase the work over multiple years.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree pruning service Kennewick.

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