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Arborist Now supports the growth and development of smart pruning practices that improve a tree’s appearance while ensuring safer outdoor spaces. We maintain the highest standards of workmanship, sound horticulture practices and...

Why Arborist Now is the Best Choice in Tree Care


Arborist Now is the best choice for tree preservation, tree preventative care, tree emergencies, and tree removal in the San Francisco and Bay Area. 

One of the most important aspects of developing a beautiful landscape is maintaining ...

Is it Time for a House Call? (Part 2)

Is it Time for a House Call? 

Tree diseases and pests can make an unwanted appearance any time of the year. 

Protecting your Trees from Common Spring Pests

The warmer weather in early spring awakens those pesky pests that were dormant...

Gutting is for Fish, Not for Trees

Lion’s tailing is the “gutting??? of a tree by removing a large number of the inner branches. The limbs of the tree look like a lion’s tail after pruning. The limbs will appear “long and slender??? with a “puff??? of foliage at the end, like...

Five Conifers and Palms for Windy Locations

A few days ago, we discussed the importance of selecting wind-tolerant tree species for those living in windswept areas (San Francisco and the Bay Area are particularly good examples, and not just because these areas are plagued by the aptly...

Accidental Assault: Girdled Trees

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Today, we wanted to talk about an avoidable, but all too common, threat to your trees: girdling. Girdling occurs when something wraps around a tree branch or trunk, and causes damage to the tree’s vascular tissue. Severe girdling damage...

Seven Signs of Hazardous Trees

Healthy trees are beautiful, ecologically important components of local habitats, but unhealthy trees represent a significant safety hazard. While it is impossible to determine exactly when or if a given tree will fail, several clues can indicate that a tree is at increased risk of dropping branches or falling over completely.