Arborist Tips & Seasonal News

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

Seasonal

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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March 6 2023

Tree Care

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.
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February 1 2023

Tree Care

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.
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January 16 2023

Team & Community

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.
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November 17 2022

Seasonal Care

Protecting Trees from Ice and Snow

Ice and snow can damage and even kill your trees. Learn how to keep them safe all winter with help from Seattle Tree Care.
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November 2 2022

Seasonal Care

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.
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October 6 2022

Tree Care

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…
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