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Trees - The Bigger . . . The Better

Trees - The Bigger...The Better

Towering trees on your property are not only beautiful, they add to the value of your home. Nationwide, mature trees on well-maintained property that provide privacy can increase the property value by 7 to 19...

A Bite Bigger than the Bark

A Bite Bigger than the Bark

Bark beetles are small insects, but don’t let their size fool you.

The strong jaws of these beetles chew and create a buckshot pattern of holes on the bark surface of infested branches or trunks of trees, causing...

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...

Is it Time for a House Call? (Part 1)

Is it Time for a House Call?

Spring is a great time to consider San Francisco tree and shrub pruning service before the warm weather rush begins. 

Protecting your Trees from Common Spring Diseases

Tree diseases and pests can make an...

A Sucker is Born . . . .

A Sucker is Born...

Epicormic sprouts, also known as "suckers" or "water sprouts," are a growth that appears from dormant buds on an existing tree branch or trunk. 

A tree of nearly any size can break out heavily in epicormic sprouts....

“Nights with White Satin" Moths


Periodically, agriculture and forestry experts in Nevada, Utah and California express concerns about potential infestations of the small, hauntingly beautiful White Satin Moth (Leucoma salicis) that can destroy entire groves of aspen,...

Armillaria Root Rot – Its Bark Glows in the Dark!


With so much media attention focused on our environment, most people are somewhat familiar with pests and diseases that can have a devastating effect on specific trees such as the Emerald Ash Borer and sooty canker. 

However, there is a...

How Deep is Your Love?


Those who cherish trees may not be aware that over eighty percent of the root system of a tree occupies a zone about one foot below the surface of the soil where sufficient oxygen necessary for the tree to survive remains.

The Critical Root...

Get Off the Couch and Get Under a Canopy (of Trees)!

We could not live without trees. Trees clean the air and provide oxygen – Trees conserve energy and cool the streets of the city – Trees save water and prevent water pollution – Trees provide timber and supply food – Trees increase...

Mistletoe - A Parasite with Panache

First . . . the data. Mistletoe is the common name for a parasitic plant with yellowish flowers and glutinous white berries that grow attached to, and within, the vascular system of a tree or shrub. Mistletoe does not normally kill a tree,...