• By David C
  • 26 Oct 2016
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Because of our long growing season here in southern California which starts in March and runs through November; chronic Leaf Minor infestation can be difficult to control. The problem is easy to see as your Citrus trees will develop distorted and curling leaves of the new growth. Controlling the problem can be difficult and often requires a combined […]

  • By David C
  • 26 Oct 2016
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There are many factors that affect tree health, including sufficient water, air, drainage, the right amount of sun and nutrient availability. Too much or too little of any of these can cause serious problems. With all the variables, it’s not uncommon to overlook the vital roll soil plays in the health of your trees.    The […]

  • By David C
  • 26 Sep 2016
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This month’s tree education focus is about a pest invading OC trees.  The “Polyphagous shot hole borer” is causing major problems throughout Southern California. The University of California Irvine is removing 1,000 trees as the result of the invasive pest.   Here is how the insect does its damage.  Female beetles drill into the tree to lay […]

  • By David C
  • 29 Aug 2016
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We are on track for a very strong El Niño in the coming months and recent data indicates this season’s event to be as severe as the 1997 – 1998 winter, one of the strongest in long term history. Properly preparing your trees for heavy rain and winds can significantly reduce the chances of damage. […]

  • By David C
  • 23 Aug 2016
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Knowing the correct time of year to prune your trees in Southern California is essential to their proper care. Currently the window for Pine tree pruning is rapidly closing and getting the “timing right” is very important. The safe window for pruning pines in our area is during the dormant period in winter to early spring (typically […]

  • By David C
  • 17 Aug 2016
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Summer is upon us again and weather forecasters are predicting the 2016 season to be even warmer than 2015 season (which was a very warm summer). Keeping your trees healthy when it gets hot for weeks at a time can present some challenges. Mature, young (newly planted or less than two years old), and trees existing […]

  • By David C
  • 01 Aug 2016
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While I pronounce the word arborist, the first thing that comes to your mind is perhaps “tree care taker”. Yes, you are not wrong, but arborist doesn’t only mean tree care taker. They are a bit more than that. They are actually tree doctors. An arborist is also known as arboriculturist, i.e., a professional who […]

  • By David C
  • 01 Aug 2016
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Corrective pruning makes an important technique involved in tree care. The natural pruning that a tree does in the forest, is enough for its proper growth. But in case of landscape trees and gardens, the situation is a bit different. If the trees grow in different shapes and sizes, they may hamper the aesthetics of […]

  • By David C
  • 30 Jun 2016
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The most precious asset of a landscape are trees. Healthy trees add to the beauty of an area. Green and flowering trees enhance the charm of your property, protect you from heat and rain, and keep the surrounding healthy. The towering trees work as a passage to our memory lane. Trees stand in the same […]

  • By David C
  • 21 Jun 2016
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“Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would be still destroyed, chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones.”-John Muir Yes, trees are destroyed and cut down in large numbers for […]

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