Pruning Techniques

What is Sudden Limb Drop?

By Julian / November 23, 2021

Limbs can fail due to heavy and unnecessary loads of foliage or genetic defect, but there is another cause happening all around the Bay Area. It is called “sudden limb drop phenomena,” or sometimes referred to as “sudden branch drop.” The phenomena causes limbs to break commonly on hot and windless days, with no obvious…

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Summer Pruning Guide: Fruit Trees Edition

By Julian / August 10, 2017

Are you looking at your abundant fruit harvest and wondering the best way to keep fruit trees aesthetically pleasing in addition to producing delicious fruit, before we get into fall and winter (that’s when the real pruning work begins)? Are your fruit trees looking heavy? Do your fruit trees have deadwood? Now is the time…

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Fruit Tree Selection Guide

By Julian / January 5, 2017

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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Why Removing Deadwood Is Worth Every Penny

By Julian / December 2, 2016

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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Preparing your Trees for El Nino

By Julian / September 25, 2015

Forecasters everywhere have been predicting that 2015 will serve Californians an El Niño to remember. In fact, The Weather Channel recently forecasted that it could last well into the spring of 2016! Everyone will need to prepare for the influx of rains in different ways – if you’ve got a creek, get those sandbags ready…

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How To Be Unpopular in the Tree Trimming World

By Julian / September 23, 2014

Poor Rodney Dangerfield. The late “I can’t get no respect” comedian apparently found he wasn’t popular close to home, either. “I looked up my family tree,” he said, “and found out I was the sap.” In the tree-trimming world, nobody cares if you’re the sap in your family: what makes you unpopular has a lot…

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