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Tree Cavities. Habitat or Hazard?

A tree cavity is a hollow area formed in a living or dead tree.  Tree cavities can be caused by naturally occurring events (wind, lightning, fire) or may be the result of damage to the tree from improper pruning or by construction equipment or automobiles bumping the trunk of the tree
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The Fundamentals of Tree Pruning

The purpose of tree pruning is to produce safe, healthy, beautiful trees.  To achieve this requires knowing how, why and when to prune, as well as understanding basic pruning techniques. Pruning for safety involves removing branches which could fall or cause injury, damage property an
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Do-It-Yourself? (Consider Should vs. Could)

It’s the week-end and you are out in the yard tending to a few things when you notice a large branch hanging over the gutter above the back deck.  This isn’t just any gutter, it’s the gutter that clogs from fallen leaves and over-flows with water every winter.  You are reminded of how
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Rescue Your Birch Tree From Bronze Birch Borer

Bronze birch borer is an insect that attacks various species of birch trees.  Birch trees can be identified by their white bark.  Larvae cause damage by feeding on the inner bark and growth layer, disrupting nutrient supply.  Branches and tips die back and eventually, if not treated,
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Tree Roots Ruining Your Sidewalk?

With SUMMER finally upon us, many Oregonians are heading out into their landscapes to weed, mulch and prepare the lawn, garden and landscape beds for a season of enjoyment.  It seems a double-edged sword…the satisfaction that comes when the yard work is finished and everything l
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Why Your Landscape Needs Our 100% Organic Compost Tea

  Healthy soil is the foundation for a thriving landscape.  Healthy soil functions as a living ecosystem made up of organisms that improve tree and shrub vitality.  Without healthy soil, plants and trees cannot root properly, leaving them incapable of developing to their full pot
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How To Spot Potential TREE HAZARDS In Your Landscape

With winter approaching, storms bringing winds and rain which can cause limbs (and even whole trees) to fall to the ground.  Hazardous trees pose a danger not only to property, but to people.  Accidents and property damage can be averted by recognizing the warning signs of a potential
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