How To Relocate a Tree

When it comes to tree removal and relocating trees, Arbortek Trees has decades of wisdom to share. Before you decide to transplant a tree (or relocation of a tree), we urge you to first take a peek at the steps below to protect the health of your tree. * Never attempt to move a large…

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Featured Tree Series: The Crape Myrtle

Summer is upon us which means – patio time! Nothing ends the week better than good conversation and relaxing with friends and family on a nicely shaded outdoor patio. What will you use to shade your patio? We’ve got the perfect patio tree suggestion – The Crape Myrtle If you can’t get them in the…

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How to Determine Where to Plant a Tree

How to Choose the Right Location to Plant A Tree Trees that are carefully chosen add beauty to a home’s landscape and also provide a return on investment to your residential property. Trees planted around homes can also provide shade,  privacy, windbreaks, and an opportunity to create ecosystems for birds and other beneficial creatures and…

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Honeydew and You – How to Treat Tree Aphids

Is there a tree dripping sap on your property – possibly staining sidewalks or other areas with sticky residue? Unfortunately, that is generally a sign of tree aphids. There are thousands of types of aphids who live in relatively temperate climates worldwide. They can cause severe stress to trees and other plants (roses are a…

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Small Trees for Small Spaces: Flowering Trees that Pack a Pretty Punch

It’s hard to imagine a complete landscape or garden without a tree or two. Trees provide comfortable shade for people as well as many smaller plants that can’t handle full sun. They also bring an aesthetic balance, adding height and depth to landscapes that might otherwise feel flat and empty. But, not every yard has…

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What Should I Do With All This Grapefruit?

So you’ve got a grapefruit tree (or more?) just bursting with fruit and you’re starting to wonder what exactly you’re going to do with it all. Well don’t worry, because Arbotek has got some great ideas you can use to make sure that none of that delicious fruit goes to waste. The simplest way to…

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Fruit Tree Selection Guide

Fresh fruit from your own backyard is everyone’s dream. But many find the idea of planting and successfully growing fruit as a insurmountable task. Not so! Pick the right tree and plant at the right time – and you will be enjoying ripe and healthy snacks straight from the vine in no time! First, what…

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The Hard Facts About Growing (and Spraying) Olive Trees

These blooming Mediterranean natives are true beauties, growing up to 30’ tall and spreading out nearly as far. It’s no wonder that olive trees have become California landscape mainstays, thriving in the plentiful sunshine and temperate climate that California offers up. While we never complain about olives in a delicious tapenade or Niçoise salad, unless…

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Why Removing Deadwood Is Worth Every Penny

As we discussed in our previous blog on how to winterize trees, we explained that a tree is still alive and needs to remain healthy during dormant season. Removing deadwood is a vital part of the tree winterizing process.   Let’s discuss why we remove deadwood from trees… Deadwood removal is preventative tree care. It…

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How To Spot Tree Disease, Before It’s Too Late!

Do you know how to spot tree disease? You probably already know many of the benefits of trees: that they’re a crucial part of the environment – providing shade, oxygen, and animal habitats; that they bring beauty and fullness to most any landscape; and of course, that they can add dramatically to both the curb…

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