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May 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 14

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.

If not, consult an arborist about how and when to water during unusually dry summers. Pest management Each tree species is susceptible to a different collection of insect and disease problems. Learn how to identify the problems that are specific to your tree and the available remedies. Check your tree often for signs of stress. Many problems are more readily and inexpensively treated when diagnosed at an early stage. Pruning Find out how your tree responds to pruning. Typically, mature trees require the removal of dead and broken limbs only. 

Some trees may also benefit from the removal of branches that may harm the health of the tree in the future. Look for branches that are rubbing or are attached to the trunk at a sharp angle. If the canopy of the tree is very dense, thinning can improve wind firmness and reduce wind damage to the tree and underlying property. Always consult a professional arborist before pruning a mature tree. Find out about the history of your tree. 

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 the Tri Cities.

May 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 13

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.

Mature Tree Care

To provide the best possible care, it is important to know what kind of tree you have. Different species respond differently to tree care practices. If you are unsure, an arborist can identify your tree and advise you about the particulars of the species. In addition, there are numerous resources on the internet, and in print that you may consult to learn about your tree. 

Water Your mature tree has an extensive root system that can supply your tree with the water it needs—even during the summer months. Unless there is a particularly long dry spell, you do not need to water your tree. When doing your homework, find out if your tree is drought tolerant. 

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 in 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 Kennewick.

April 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 7

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.

How to Make a Proper Pruning Cut

The branch collar is the swollen area where the branch connects to the trunk. A proper pruning cut should be made just outside the branch collar and should not remove or damage the branch collar. This allows for proper closure of the wound. To prevent tearing of the bark and vascular tissue, use the three-cut approach to pruning: Cut #1 Make a small undercut a few inches out from the branch collar. Cut #2 Remove the limb above cut #1. Cut #3 Remove the stub by cutting just outside the branch collar

Branches should be pruned at the branch collar–NOT at mid-branch. Mid-branch pruning, called tipping or topping depending on branch size, is harmful to trees, promotes the growth of weakly attached epicormic sprouts, and can lead to the death of the branch or tree! Sharp, clean tools make the smoothest cuts. Choose the tool based on the size of the branch. For small branches (under 2.5 cm), bypass pruners should be used. Bypass pruners have a curved cutting blade and are good for pruning tree limbs. For slightly larger cuts (up to 10 cm) a pruning saw may be used. Chain saws are preferred when pruning branches over 10 cm and should be used only by qualified individuals. 

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.

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