The Need for Diversity in the Urban Forest
Urban Forests are unique ecosystems. Unlike traditional forests, urban forests often have a wide diversity of tree species. From Northwest natives, such as the Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Western Red-cedar (Thuja plicata), to exotic species such as the Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana), Seattle is a global forest as much as it is a global city.…Read More →
5 Tips to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Trees
Seattle witnessed the biggest snowfall in 50 years this month, and trees certainly felt the impact. High volumes of snow and strong winds caused branch and whole tree failure, impacting roadways, sidewalks, utility wires, and properties. Follow these steps to keep both your home and the public safe. Pruning: Pruning is the best option…Read More →
Winter Pruning Special
Did you know that winter is the best time to prune many deciduous trees and shrubs? Trees become dormant in the winter, losing all their leaves and storing up their energy for the coming spring. Here are some great reasons to prune deciduous trees in the winter! Improvements in tree structure. Without leaves, it…Read More →
Stump Grinding and Replanting
Removing a tree? We definitely recommend that you grind out the stump! Stump grinding is the best way to lower the likelihood of the tree returning, as leaving a stump can often induce the growth of suckers and other undesired epiphytic growth. Not to mention, tree stumps are often unsightly, and limit your options for…Read More →
5 Tips for Fire Mitigation Around Your Home and Property
The smoke has finally cleared, and while Seattle may not have received the scorching other areas of the state did, it is still important to take proper action to reduce the likelihood of a fire occurring on your property. Here some simple steps that you can do to help prevent a fire at your home.…Read More →
Removing a Tree? Consider Creating a Nurse Log!
While we don’t typically associate trees with hospitals, an arborist is, above all, a tree surgeon, and what is a surgeon without a nurse? Much like wildlife snags, nurse logs further prove that trees are of a great benefit to us, even after they have deceased. Nurse logs are downed trees that are left…Read More →
Plant a Free Tree with Trees for Seattle!
Summer is here, the sun is (finally) out and you need an excuse to don the gardening gloves and grab a spade. Or maybe you just had a tree removed, and are eager to replant but don’t know where to begin. Look no further than Trees for Seattle! Trees for Seattle is the City of…Read More →
Why Hire an ISA Certified Arborist?
Picking the right arborist can be tricky, especially in a city like Seattle with so many options to choose from! Fortunately, there is a way to prune some of those not-so-suitable candidates from top-notch choices. Just how do you this? The answer lies in the credentials, and in the world of arboriculture, one certification stands…Read More →
Pruning During The Winter
Did you know that the best time to prune your deciduous trees is during the winter? According to the International Society of Arboriculture, one of the many benefits of pruning during the dormant season is that it allows the wounds from the pruning cuts to heal more quickly. Trees do this by creating a…Read More →
Inspect These 3 Parts Of Your Tree Before The Next Storm
In Seattle, we get strong wind storms throughout the fall and winter. The impacts of these storms on trees can be very severe especially if your trees already have structural flaws. The best way to increase the safety of your trees is to inspect them. Here are three different parts of the tree to look…Read More →
Is A Wildlife Snag For You?
When the time comes to remove a tree, it’s typical to remove and replant, but there is another option! You can turn your tree into a wildlife snag. Out in the forest, trees die all the time because of lightning, wind, or just old age. As the wood starts to decay, the tree’s role in…Read More →
Seattle Tree Care b(LOG)
Welcome to Seattle Tree Care After 15 years of working in the Arboriculture industry in Seattle, company owner Peter Gruenwoldt is pleased to introduce Seattle Tree Care. Why the name change from Treecycle? We started out with a mission to provide high quality tree service and to find the best use for removed trees. While…Read More →
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