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How To Plant A Containerized Tree

We’re just a few weeks away from spring, which means now is a good time to plant a new tree or two in your yard. If that’s on your to-do list, then you may end up buying a tree in a container from your local nursery. Here are some quick tips for planting that containerized tree the right way.

If you’d like to see those tips in action, here’s a good video from the Arbor Day Foundation. Happy planting!  (more…)

Choosing the Right Tree For Your Yard

News & Advice From the Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

We’re enjoying some mid-winter rain right at the moment in the Conejo Valley, but before you know it the time will be right to start spring planting.

If your landscaping plans include planting a tree or two, you’ll want to review these tips for choosing the right tree for your yard.

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Look Out Below! Winter Storms and Tree Damage

Winter is upon us here in the Conejo Valley, and we can expect some high winds along with rain sometime over the next few months. Rain and wind work together to do some mischief, softening the soil to make it more likely wind will knock down a tree. All that means it’s time to think about what you should do if your trees are damaged in a storm. (more…)

Caution: Construction Zone!

News & Advice From the Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Having some remodeling or major yard work done around your house? Here’s something you may not have thought of: tree damage during construction.

The good news is that with a bit of planning it’s pretty easy to avoid damaging your beautiful trees during your construction project.

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Tree Topping – Just Say No!

News & Advice From the Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Trees in the forest do quite well with just a little help from nature. That isn’t quite the case for the landscape trees that surround our homes and beautify the Conejo Valley’s streets and boulevards. Landscape trees require a more stringent level of maintenance to keep their beauty and structural integrity. The simplest description of the maintenance required is simple pruning, but that hardly captures the complexity required to prune properly, beginning with an understanding of tree biology. (more…)

Can Trees Actually Improve Your Health?

It’s almost goes without saying – spending time in nature just feels good. Hiking through a forest is calming and peaceful. So, does the simple presence of trees in your yard have an equally healthful effect? Not so amazingly, research says yes — trees around your house can actually improve your health. (more…)

Mulch Around Your Tree Trunks? Take Care!

Whether you care for your trees yourself, or have a landscaping service handle things for you, it’s important to take care how you use mulch around your trees’ root flare. The problem is that the roots that are just above ground (the “root ball”) actually need to breathe. Many untrained lawn and yard care services get carried away with mulch around the base of your trees, piling up mulch so high it covers the root ball. (more…)

Help Protect Our Beautiful Oaks

News & Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

The beautiful oak trees that Thousand Oaks is named after are under attack. The pest causing problems is the Western oak bark beetle (WOBB). It’s a small beetle that burrows through the oak’s bark, digging shallow tunnels under the surface. After digging their tunnels, female beetles lay eggs in the tunnels, and the developing larvae then dig their own tunnels at right angles close to the surface. (more…)

Thousand Oaks Hosts Arbor/Earth Month In April

Officially named a Tree City USA city, Thousand Oaks has throughout the years shown a commitment to trees in general and oaks in particular. Which leads the city to once again celebrate Arbor/Earth Day 2018 with an impressive program. (more…)

Arbor Earth Day – April 8, 2017

On April 8, the city of Thousand Oaks will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Arbor Earth Day. And the city is going all out for the celebration.

The Arbor Earth Day festivities will be held at Thousand Oaks Community Park on 2525 North Moorpark Road from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and admission is free(more…)