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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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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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Look Out Below! Winter Storms and Tree Damage

Winter is coming up on 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…)

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…)

The ABCs of Tree Health – Part 2: Insects

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Are you happy with the look of the trees in your yard? Are they lush and green — or plagued with brown leaves and damaged bark or somewhere in between? If yours fall into the not-so-hot category, it’s good to brush up on some basics to help you diagnose the problem.

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Tree Trimming In Summer? Can I Do That?

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

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

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

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

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

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

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

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

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

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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