Treating Tree Diseases

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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Bay Area Pruning Guide: Techniques for Healthy Trees & Shrubs

By Julian / April 2, 2023

A flourishing landscape can transform the aesthetic appeal of your Bay Area property, but keeping those trees and shrubs healthy requires more than just regular watering and occasional fertilizing. In this, our “Bay Area Pruning Guide: Techniques for Healthy Trees & Shrubs,” we unveil the secrets to maintaining a vibrant, thriving landscape in Northern California.…

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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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Common Tree Insects for the South Bay Area

By Julian / February 27, 2019

Arbortek’s certified arborists not only work here in the South Bay are, but live here as well. They see and treat numerous native tree insects day in, and day out. Here are a few common tree insects you can watch out for yourself. If you see these little critters, it’s time to call Arbortek Trees.…

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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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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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The Hard Facts About Growing (and Spraying) Olive Trees

By Julian / January 4, 2017

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

By Julian / July 26, 2016

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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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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Tree Hollows: One Big Myth, One Big Truth Uncovered

By Julian / July 22, 2014

The Tree Hollow Myth In our popular imagination, there’s hardly a place as idyllic as the hollow of an old tree – even better if it’s in the middle of a mossy forest, surrounded by chirping birds and squirrels. The romantic association makes sense: Winnie the Pooh, after all, lived in a cozy hollow in…

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