Arborists

Tree Pruning Tips for Winter Weather

By Julian / November 18, 2023

Pruning during the dormant season is a critical component of a tree’s annual lifecycle management. When leaves fall and branches bare themselves, the structure of your trees is fully revealed, allowing for a clear assessment and strategic planning of each cut. It’s good timing, as the cooler weather reduces the risk of pests and diseases…

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A man on a construction lift pruning a tree.

Winter Tree Pruning in the Bay Area

By Julian / November 8, 2023

Tree pruning is the practice of selectively removing specific parts of a tree, such as branches, buds, or roots, to improve the tree’s structure, enhance its health and appearance, and reduce the risk of falling branches. It’s a vital aspect of tree care that encourages strong growth, increases fruit and flower production, and maintains the…

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Storm ravaged tree cut in half indicating Winter Tree Care needed to ensure Healthy Landscapes

Winter Tree Care: Tips for Healthy Landscapes

By Julian / October 24, 2023

The Bay Area’s weather has advantages and difficulties for landscaping, especially as we prepare for a potentially harsh winter. In winter, it’s important to care for your trees so they stay healthy and can handle bad weather. This article, “Winter Tree Care: Tips for Healthy Landscapes,” contains tips for keeping your Bay Area landscape healthy…

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Boost Tree Health: Expert Tree Care Tips for Your Landscape

By Julian / April 2, 2023

Embrace Tree Care and Cultivate a Thriving Landscape Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your landscape and enjoy the many benefits of healthy, thriving trees? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll reveal expert tree care tips specifically designed to help you cultivate a lush, vibrant outdoor space. From essential pruning techniques to pest…

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How To Relocate a Tree

By Julian / October 2, 2018

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

By Julian / May 21, 2018

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

By Julian / January 25, 2018

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

By Julian / June 20, 2017

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

By Julian / May 2, 2017

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?

By Julian / April 26, 2017

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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