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The Beauty of Mulch

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

There’s always a nice sense of accomplishment after planting a new tree, shrub or bed of flowers. To put the finishing touch on that job, though, there’s one more thing to do: add mulch. It adds the final accent that makes your handiwork look professional and polished.

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Expert Tips To Prepare Your Trees For Summer

Our friends over at Redfin.com have prepared an informative guide to help you prepare your trees for summer. We’re happy to have contributed to the content, and you’ll find our tree care tips along with a lot more info from experts across the country. As always, give us a call if you need some more personalized advice — we’re happy to help!

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Save Money With Drip Irrigation

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

The drought in Southern California may be officially over but it’s always a good idea to conserve water in our natural low-rainfall climate. One way to do that it with a drip irrigation system for your trees that automatically delivers the right amount of water to your trees and shrubs.

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Mortimer-Tree-Service

Mortimer Tree Service served the Conejo Valley and surrounding communities for many years, providing:

  • Tree Trimming
  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding and Removal
  • Root Grinding and Removal
  • Aesthetic & Artistic Pruning
  • Preventive Tree Maintenance
  • Tree Health Care Diagnosis

Since Mortimer Tree Service has closed up their business, we are pleased to welcome their past customers and invite you to experience the excellent service provided by the dedicated team at Bob Loft The Tree Trimmer.

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The Beauty of Bare Roots

Good old Southern California — the end of February, the Santa Ana winds are blowing and it’s up to 80 degrees. Be sure to tell your friends back east how tough it is out here. But February — 80 degrees or not — is also a good time to make your plans for planting new trees.

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Are Your Trees Teenagers Or Middle-Age?

If you purchased or leased your home “pre-loved” (as the Realtors like to say), then you may be wondering how old the trees in your yard are. After all, you didn’t plant them and you can’t be sure they were plated the same your year your home was built.

So, here are some tips for figuring out whether your trees are teenagers or entering middle age. First, realize that trees generally reach a maximum height and spread and then stop growing too dramatically. They do have a tell, though — their trunk size. It increases in diameter throughout its lifetime, simply adding wood to its trunk year by year.

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Getting Ready For Frost And Wind

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Sometimes it’s fun to flip on the weather channel and check out the snowstorms hitting much of the rest of the country. Thank goodness we live in sunny Southern California! But that doesn’t mean we can completely ignore winter. We get an occasional frost and more than occasional windstorms that we really do need to prepare for.

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Are Your Trees Ready For A Storm?

Do you have a favorite tree in your yard? It might sound like a simple question but it really makes the point that trees can be almost like friends. Sure, they provide privacy, shade, beauty and even increase the value of your property, but they’re also a lot like a good friend.

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Bees Are Our Friends!

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Have you thought about our friend, the honeybee, lately? If you’re making plans for any autumn planting, or even planning for next spring, consider making some choices that are bee friendly.

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A Planter In A Tree Stump. Really?

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

There are all kinds of reasons homeowners need to remove a tree, ranging from new construction in the yard to an unhealthy tree that needs to be removed to simply redesigning the landscaping. Typically, when we remove a tree we also grind down the stump to clear the area for its new use. After all, who wants to have an old tree stump sticking up?

But an old stump doesn’t have to be an eyesore. There are actually many creative uses for an old stump if you’re willing to do a little work.

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