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The ABCs of Tree Health – Part 1: Diseases

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Are the trees in your yard lush and green, or are they plagued with brown leaves and damaged bark — or are they somewhere in between? If yours fall into that last description, it’s good to brush up on some basics to help you diagnose the problem

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Wondering What Kind Of Tree You Should Plant?

News & Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

There are many things to consider when you’re deciding on the right tree to plant in your yard. You should think about everything from soil condition to amount of sunlight, from the choice between evergreen and deciduous to the hardiness zone you live in. (more…)

Tree Trimming In Summer? Can I Do That?

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Keeping your yard in shape over the summer months can seem like a never-ending task. That’s why, when you spot a tree limb that clearly needs trimming, it’s tempting to just put it off ‘til autumn. But is that a good idea?

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How To Conserve Water and Keep Your Trees Healthy

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This draught we’re in the middle of is no joke. It’s prompted government agencies to impose water restrictions that most people in the Conejo Valley have never had to endure, starting with rules guiding many residents to water their lawns only one day per week. While lawns can be restored fairly easily once the draught ends, trees are another matter. If you deprive a tree of water to the point that it dies, it will take years to restore your natural surroundings. That’s why authorities encourage residents and organizations like the various park departments to keep our urban forest alive and healthy.

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The Battle of the Bug

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

As you go about your yardwork you’ve undoubtedly noticed the number and assortment of bugs in your trees and bushes. You might not give them much thought, or might just consider them pests, but insects are actually a collection of “good” and “bad” bugs. The bad ones can do some real damage. On the other hand, the good ones can be remarkably beneficial.

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It’s Spring — Aren’t My Trees Supposed To Be Blooming?

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We officially entered spring last week, and we flip the calendar to April on Friday. That means all of our trees and landscaping are in full bloom, right? Well, not exactly. You may have noticed that some of your trees are not yet growing leaves. Which leads to the next question — What’s wrong with my tree!

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The Joys of Fresh Citrus

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From Orange County to the sprawling orange and lemon groves of the San Fernando Valley — sadly gone today — Southern California has been a mecca for anyone who loves to grow citrus and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Whether it’s fresh-squeezed orange juice or fresh lemon for your iced tea, ripe citrus is a delicious delight.

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Preparing For Spring Following A Dry Winter

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We had a bit of cold weather and a nice storm in January here in the Conejo Valley, but basically it’s been a rather warm and definitely dry winter. That has a bit of an effect on your trees and landscape, but it also sets you up nicely for the spring growing season.

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Pro Tips For Planting Young Trees

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The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit organization employing certified arborists to educate people about the proper way to plant and care for trees. Through their Time for Trees initiative, they have planted 100 million trees worldwide.

With spring right around the corner, now’s the time to watch these short videos from the Arbor Day Foundation for tips on planting trees the right way.

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Why You Should Prune Your Trees During Winter

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Here it comes — the winter solstice on December 21. For those beautiful trees in your yard, that means it’s time for some winter pruning. During the dormant season your trees temporarily slow their growth. It might sound like that’s not a good thing, but it actually provides them with a chance for healthy revitalization in the spring. There are additional reasons for tree trimming in the winter, including the following.

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