Arborist Tips & Seasonal News

Train Tracks run with a red, orange, and yellow forest behind them demonstrating the best fall leaf colors in the Seattle area.

November 15 2023


Which Seattle Area Trees Have The Best Fall Leaf Colors?

Discover the most vibrant fall leaf colors in Seattle! Dive into our guide to find out which trees transform the city into an autumnal painting.
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A hairy, blue and red spotted spongy moth caterpillar crawls on green vegetation.

October 18 2023

Pests & Diseases

Protecting Your Trees from Spongy Moths in Seattle and Puget Sound

Safeguard your Seattle trees from the devastating spongy moth! Get the info you need to fight back against this voracious Seattle tree eater!
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A single, green, winter moth caterpillar crawls along a branch of chewed, holey, green leaves.

September 21 2023

Pests & Diseases

A Pest that Prefers the Cold – Battling Winter Moths

Winter Moths invade Seattle! Uncover the hidden dangers and learn how to protect your trees from these cold-hardy pests. Read on to learn more!
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Seattle Tree Care logo and TCIA Accreditation logo showing that STC is Accredited.

September 7 2023


Seattle Tree Care Earns TCIA Accreditation

We are the first locally-owned tree service in the Seattle area to earn Accreditation! Learn what that means, the benefits of hiring an Accredited tree care company, and how Accreditation protects you and your trees.
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Early morning Seattle with an orange-lit bay and skyline showing the buildings of downtown Seattle including the iconic Space Needle in front of a partly cloudy blue sky.

August 24 2023

Tree Care

Tree Work in Seattle’s Environmentally Critical Areas

Seattle’s Environmentally Critical Areas need protection. Learn what they are and how certified arborists keep them safe with compliant tree work.
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A hairy, blue and rust spotted spongy moth caterpillar crawls on a green leaf, ready to make it a meal.

July 20 2023

Pests & Diseases

4 Seattle Tree Pests – Recognize the Threat

Four hungry insect pests are threatening your trees. Learn to identify these Seattle tree pests and to recognize the damage they cause.
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Oak tree leaves with yellow and brown spots.

June 27 2023

Pests & Diseases

Is Your Tree Sick? 10 Signs and Symptoms to Look For

These ten symptoms of a sick tree can mean that your Seattle tree is unhealthy and needs an arborist inspection and treatment for insect infestation or disease.
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Seattle City Skyline

May 24 2023

Tree Care

Seattle’s 2023 Tree Protection Ordinance Update

Overview of the May 23, 2023 update to Seattle's Tree Code. Major changes apply to residential property owners in Seattle, regarding tree protection.
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Pink and white dogwood flowers bloom from their branch above partially shaded lush green grass.

May 10 2023


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.
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Close up of a child's hands planting a conifer tree.

April 27 2023

Team & Community

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!
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A green emerald ash borer on a leaf with its wing casings partially spread, displaying its red abdomen.

April 13 2023

Pests & Diseases

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?
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A climber doing spring pruning on a tree in the Seattle/Puget Sound area.

March 8 2023

Seasonal Care

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!
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