June 12, 2016

Pest: Plum Leafroller

How to identify if your tree has it. The plum leafroller is a worm that rolls up the leaves like a cigar. Observe your tree for rolled leaves and feeding damage in fruit clusters. You may find the small green worm if you unfurl the leaf. You may al...

June 8, 2016


Are you prepping your home for sale this summer? There are several easy, inexpensive things you can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

  1. Establish crisp, clean garden edges. Clean lines make your yard appear tailored and tidy. You can carve an edge yourself...

April 7, 2016

We love arborvitae (or Emerald Green); it’s the classic privacy screen. But if you’re looking to mix it up a bit, here's some ideas:

  1. Leyland cypress. Leylands are one of the most popular and economical of the privacy screen trees. They grow very fast, provide a thic...

March 1, 2016



What is wind sailing?

Wind sailing is a branch thinning pruning technique done by removing branches to reduce the overall foliage of a tree. The process is marketed as making trees safer by allowing the wind to more easily pass through the branches of a tree.


Why is i...

December 19, 2015


recent report by the University of Washington details the Puget Sound Region’s warmer future under climate change. Rising sea levels, heavier downpours, and hotter, drier summer streams are among the projected changes. And while the news seems dreary, it’s an opport...

December 13, 2015

Your house and sanity survived the Big Wind Storm but now you're worried about your large evergreen trees. And, your yard or street is full of large limbs. When limbs break from a tree, it is often Mother Nature using her best engineering skills. The breaking of the li...

December 6, 2015

Will your holiday preparations include a magnificent light display? If so, rest assured that despite what you may have heard, Christmas lights won't damage your trees provided you don't break the tree's limbs by climbing it (or your own by falling from it!).


What bette...

November 4, 2015


What (and where) to plant.

The greatest challenge to planting a tree is deciding which tree. The old adage, "right tree, right place" is a good reminder that the number one reason that trees are taken down before their full maturity is that they were planted where they...

October 23, 2015


Even though it seems like each rain provides such a good soaking, in reality, it takes many months of cool, moist weather to deeply re-hydrate the soil. Here are three things you can do to help your trees this fall.


  1. You can provide great hydration by diverting rai...

June 15, 2015

Learn to Prune Workshop with a Certified Arborist

Learn simple pruning tips and techniques from a professional. There are several rules to follow to make your pruning efforts easy and manageable, along with being good for your shrub or tree. Tom Quigley, President of O...

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