Seattle’s 2023 Tree Protection Ordinance Update
Overview of the May 23, 2023 updates to Seattle's Tree Code and how it applies to property owners in Seattle. Some major changes will affect what residential property owners can and cannot do.Read More →
Top 5 Spring-Flowering Trees for Seattle
Flowering trees are a sure sign that spring has finally arrived in Seattle. While there are many spring-flowering trees in the Puget Sound area, we’re sharing the five beauties that top our list.Read More →
3 Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day in Seattle
Arbor Day is an annual holiday we look forward to all year. But what if you can't plant a tree? Are there other ways we can celebrate Arbor Day? Read on for three great alternative ways you can celebrate Arbor Day!Read More →
The Emerald Ash Borer is Heading to Seattle
The emerald ash borer is an invasive ash tree pest heading toward Seattle. As it devastates ash trees across the country, people ask the same questions. When will EAB arrive in Seattle, what can we do to stop it, and how can we protect our ash trees before it arrives?Read More →
Spring Pruning for Your Trees and Shrubs
As our plants start to breathe life again, is it OK to prune them? What can you prune? What shouldn't be trimmed right now? We've got the answers right here!Read More →
The Importance of Hiring a Registered Tree Service Provider
Tree care companies must be on the city registry in order to legally complete most tree work in Seattle. Learn what it is and why it's so important.Read More →
When’s the Best Time to Prune My Tree?
When’s the best time to prune? As Arborists, we get asked this question a lot, and like many answers in tree care, the best one is: It depends.Read More →
Mobile Food Drive Benefitting Rainier Valley Food Bank
At Seattle Tree Care, supporting people goes hand in hand with supporting their trees. The greater Seattle area is our community, and this food drive is one way we can support it.Read More →
Protecting your Trees in the Ice and Snow
High winds, ice, and snow put tremendous pressure on trees growing near houses or power lines. With winter storms passing through the area, you may see damage to your landscape, including broken tree trunks and branches all over your or your neighbor’s property. A winter storm can easily cause a cracked or rotted tree to…Read More →
Winter Tree Safety Tips from Your Seattle Tree Care Arborists
Safety during Seattle’s storm season starts with prevention. A fallen branch could seriously injure someone and it can also hurt your home by falling on your roof, breaking through your window, or knocking down your gutters. Every tree is different. Some types of trees are quick growing, which can mean weaker wood leading to more storm damage. Tree size and age typically go hand in hand, so consider how great a threat your tree poses based on its size and placement on your property.Read More →
Seattle Tree Care Arborists are here to help with Seattle’s changing tree protection code
See our article on the updated Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Your trusted local tree experts are determined to speak tree code in a way homeowners can understand. Seattle Tree Care owner Kelsey Gruenwoldt holds a stack of wrinkled project bid sheets she recently found while clearing out a storage closet at the company’s home base…Read More →
How will Seattle’s Updated Tree Protection Code Impact You?
See our article on the updated Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Seattle’s Tree Protection Code is changing significantly with a new ordinance that adds restrictions for private property owners looking to book tree care services. This ordinance will help protect our urban canopy and work toward Seattle’s goal to reach 30% canopy cover by 2037. We…Read More →
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