Reasons You Might Want to Remove That Tree

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At some point, tree removal is inevitable. This is because trees are living organisms that grow, live awhile (in some cases, a loooong while), then get sick or injured, decline and then die. There are actually many legitimate reasons to take out a tree but I wanted to detail out my personal top ten: dead/ dying, unsightly, blocking a view, …

Pruning Fruit Trees – Idaho Falls Tree Care

Brady Madsen Pruning, Tree Care

How do I prune my fruit tree? Most people fall into one of three categories when it comes to pruning their fruit trees: absolutely no idea what to do, to terrified to touch it or full steam ahead. Each of these has the potential to damage your tree but can be avoided by doing a little research and by following …

Fires are devastating!

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Pruning, Tree Care

California, our hearts go out to you. Dealing with fires is not what we like to see, especially this time of year. It wasn’t too many years ago that fires were in our back yards. Specifically, the fire that went through the foothills of Pocatello. Many lives were affected by loss of homes, vehicles, and livestock. Many don’t realize prevention …

Winter Yard Prep

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Pruning, Sprinkler Systems, Tree Care, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Is Your Yard Ready to Hibernate? (Getting Landscapes Ready for Winter) Well the upper mountains are showing snowcaps but it still feels like fall here in Southeast Idaho. These next couple of weeks are a perfect window to make sure our landscapes have the best chance possible to make it through the winter unscathed. So just like when a bear …

Winter Pruning – Won’t That Hurt My Tree?

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Pruning 4 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some of that summer yard work done and out of the way during those “wasted” winter months? The good news is that you can! A majority of deciduous plant material can be pruned any time after there has been at least one hard freeze. Then not only is it convenient for you …

Why Did My Tree Die?

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My Tree Just Died There are times we look at the trees in our yard and it seems like they were doing great just yesterday and today they are dead. “Why did my tree die?” is a common question we hear all the time. The two killers I want to mention are subtle because they attack the trees supply system instead of …

Why Prune Trees?

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There are many reasons to prune and many types of pruning. The first thing to know is what you are trying to achieve. Pruning objectives like hazard reduction and maintenance include one or more of the following: Safety Concerns or Risk Reduction Tree Health Management Clearance or Crown Raising from Utility Lines or Structures Vista Pruning to Enhance View or …

Topping: A Hideous Practice

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There is a hideous practice that has been going on for decades and the entire arborist community is trying to stop it. This sad and damaging trend is the negligent topping of trees! Topping can be referred to as hat racking, stubbing off, shearing or murder. The official definition as put forth by the International Society of Arboriculture is “The …