Pruning Techniques

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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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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Choosing the Right Fruit Tree for Your Garden

Choosing the Right Fruit Tree for Your Garden

By Julian / January 5, 2017

Dreaming of plucking fresh fruit right from your backyard? Planting and growing fruit trees can be straightforward and rewarding if you choose the right tree and plant at the optimal time. Here’s how to select the perfect fruit tree for your garden and enjoy delicious, healthy snacks directly from the branch. 1. Assess Your Soil…

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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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