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March 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 3

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 Have the Best Looking Trees in Your Neighborhood

Plant the right tree in the right place. Choose the site and find a tree with characteristics for that site. For example, a Douglas-fir tree should not be planted under powerlines due to it’s height. 

Mulch around the tree to avoid soil compaction and root suffocation. Use a ring of wood chips 2-4 inches deep extending 2 feet out from the base of the tree, keeping the mulch slightly away from the tree trunk. 

Give your trees a drink! Newly planted trees need water regularly each week during the dry season. 

Protect young trees from mowers, weedeaters, and other equipment. 

Leave roots alone. Damage to tree roots is a common cause of tree death in home landscapes. 

Prune according to accepted methods. Hire an arborist when the job is too big. 

If you think your tree is too large, don’t top it! You might be better off cutting the tree down and planting a smaller variety.

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 cutting service in Pasco.

March 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 2

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.

A Few Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plant A New Tree

Does the site provide enough room for the tree’s crown and roots to grow? 

Are there utility wires or other obstructions underground or overhead? 

What is the soil like? Sandy or clay? Poorly drained or well-drained? Is there an adequate water source? 

What functions will the tree serve? Do you want shade, a windbreak or screen, or fall color? The answers to these questions will determine your species choice.

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 cutting service in Richland.

March 2020 – The Right Way To Maintain Your Trees – Part 1

Do you need to find the best tree maintenance 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.

WHY TOPPING HURTS TREES

Topping is the senseless practice of indiscriminately removing a majority of a tree’s branches. Topping violates the most commonly accepted methods of proper pruning. Many people think that topping will help their trees, but in reality, it is one of the worst things you can do to your tree! 

Topping does not make your tree safe. Topping actually creates a more dangerous tree because the branches that “sprout” after topping are weakly attached and as a result, they are more likely to break in a snow, ice, or windstorm. Topping also makes your tree prone to insect and disease damage because improper cuts invites decay. Topping actually starves your tree by removing leaves that help the tree grow. Topping is also expensive because it will not keep your tree small unless repeated every year, and because it will shorten the life span of your tree. By contrast, the positive effects of proper pruning will make your tree healthier and extend its life. Clearly, topping is not in YOUR or YOUR TREE’S best interest!

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 cutting service in Benton City.

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