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Stump Removal 101 for Home Owners

Stump Removal 101 for Home Owners

Tree removal doesn't stop with cutting down the tree. You must also consider your options for removing the stump that remains. Stump Issues A stump may look like a quaint addition to the yard, but think twice before you place a flower pot or birdbath on top of it. A...

Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming

Low humidity levels and windy conditions too often set the stage for devastating wildfires to develop in the Santa Cruz area, and throughout the state. While no one can prevent wildfires from occurring, property owners can help to reduce the impact of wildfire on...

Deciduous Tree Care Mistakes to Avoid This Fall

Deciduous Tree Care Mistakes to Avoid This Fall

When fall arrives, deciduous trees shed their leaves and enter a period of dormancy. As such, some homeowners assume they can take a break from tree care during this season. This is a bit of a misconception. Deciduous trees can really benefit from some care in the...

Oak Trees in Central California

Oak Trees in Central California

The majestic oak tree - with its lobed leaves, acorns, and hardy wood - is truly a sight to behold. Oak trees are remarkably common in the northeastern United States, but they're not usually thought of as a West Coast tree. But you can grow oak trees in central...

Be Wary of Your Home’s Foundation When Planting Trees

Be Wary of Your Home’s Foundation When Planting Trees

Everyone dreams of having a home with the perfect curb appeal, which usually includes a few trees to either side of the home and maybe a couple more as accents in the front. Trees truly add beauty to a landscape, but you need to be careful when planting them close to...

5 Small, Beautiful Trees for Your Garden Beds

5 Small, Beautiful Trees for Your Garden Beds

Finding small to medium trees for your garden beds can be hard in California. Crabapples, crape myrtles, and other common small trees don't tolerate the heat of zones 9 and 10. Thankfully, a few beautiful, smallto-medium-sized, ornamental trees do grow well in this...

Planting and Caring for Ash Trees in California

Planting and Caring for Ash Trees in California

Ash trees are known for their opposite branching and their slender leaves. Their tall, straight trunks make them a tidy choice for backyards - ash trees tend to have a sweet, appealing scent. Planting ash trees in California is not overly challenging, and several...