Saluting Branches

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers at this year’s Saluting Branches event at Willamette National Cemetery on September 23rd. We had a total of 33 volunteers, of which 25 were ISA Certified Arborists, participate in the pruning of 71 trees. These trees are now able to thrive and maintain their beauty for many years to come. Thank you again for your support!

Group photo of volunteers at Saluting Branches event at Willamette National Cemetery, September 2015

Group photo of volunteers at Saluting Branches event at Willamette National Cemetery, September 2015

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Events, Tree Preservation, Volunteering

Proper Mulching Technique

Ideally, mulch should be applied beneath the entire canopy, but smaller mulched areas are acceptable. Depth should not exceed four inches, and two inches is adequate on shallow rooted shrubs and perennials.

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Posted in Fertilization, Tree Advice

When Trees Stand for a Nation

Bartlett Tree Experts and the 9/11 Memorial

There are few symbols of life more powerful than a tree, and we are honored to manage the health and care of the 396 swamp white oaks that stand strong at the 9/11 Memorial.

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Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Urban Tree Care

Predatory Mite Release

In our urban landscapes, pest outbreaks occur more frequently than in natural habitats such as wooded forests. These pest outbreaks occur from urbanization processes such as buildings and roads that can disrupt the balance of natural enemies and plant feeding mites. This disruption of the ecosystem can lead to fewer beneficial mites which results in giving herbivore mites an advantage. To help suppress the herbivore mite population a predatory mite can be released on the plant.

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Posted in Pests and Diseases

Reducing Vulnerability to Wildfires

Severe, prolonged drought in the California Bay area has given rise to many problems for homeowners – including wildfires that have overtaken thousands of acres. With drought conditions to aid them, these blazes have been springing up quickly and spreading fast. A long season of fires is predicted. Given the conditions, outdoor residential burning has even been suspended in many areas to help reduce the risk of additional fires. These fires present a serious risk to homes and people so the best thing to do is be prepared. For homeowners, Cal Fire has recommended the removal of dead or dying vegetation and use of a mower or weed wacker to trim grass. Removing lower limbs of trees is also advised to minimize the chance of a fire jumping from the ground to a tree. However, these are only a few of the things that can be done to improve fire prevention on a property.

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Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

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