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Bend, Oregon: Tree City USA?

Caring for our urban forests in Central Oregon

We talk a lot about our urban forest and the importance of a healthy urban forest—for many reasons. But how does a community manage their urban forest in a way that is sound and fair? This is a question that is arising […]

6 New Years Resolutions for Your Trees

As we prepare to close out the last days of 2016, some of us may be making plans for a New Year’s resolution we vow to keep. Right?

From staying healthy to managing stress, you may be surprised how some of our most common resolutions are similar to what our […]

The Direct Link Between Trees and Human Health

Studies show that trees can improve health and well-being

Few of us would disagree that greenery, especially trees, makes urban environments more “livable”. Trees cool the air, break the monotony of concrete and asphalt, reduce crime, increase property values and provide many other benefits. But can trees actually improve your health, […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Arborists, Tree Hugging, Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|0 Comments

Fall Tree Check-Up in Central Oregon

How can it be fall already? The weather seemed to change quick this year, but we’ll still have some blue sky fall days ahead. Fall is an excellent time to prune, plant or remove trees. This is also a great time to take a good look at your trees to […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Tree Preservation|0 Comments

Tree Risk Assessments

We are excited to announce that co-owner Mike D. recently received his Tree Risk Assessment Qualification through the International Society of Arboriculture.

What is the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification? It is a program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Arborists, Storm Damage, Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|0 Comments

Caring for Trees In Heat and Drought

We were listening to a story on OPB a few days ago that interviewed a fellow from the National Weather Service in Portland. The outlook is this:

We will be seeing above average temperatures and dry conditions through the rest of summer as well as in to […]

By |July 7th, 2015|Arborists, Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|0 Comments

Ponderosa Pines in Central Oregon

We just wrapped up 2015 Oregon Arbor Week, so we thought we’d share a little bit about one of our favorite trees, the majestic Ponderosa pine. Central and Eastern Oregon just wouldn’t be the same without big Ponderosa pines.

History

Ponderosas are native to the Western United States and are […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|0 Comments

20 Incredible Benefits of Urban Street Trees

How Street Trees Improve Almost Everything

You know it when you see it. If you ever go to a treeless city or even parts of Central Oregon (sections of 3rd street), there is something missing—trees and greenery. Not only do trees provide beauty. They also have some very direct benefits […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Arborists, Tree Planting, Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|2 Comments

Maintaining Ponderosa Pine Health in Winter

Maintaining Ponderosa Pine HealthPonderosa Pine Tree

Chances are, if you live in Central Oregon, you either have ponderosa pine trees on your property or on a nearby property. It is the high desert after […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Tree Preservation, Tree Pruning|2 Comments

Preserve Trees During Construction

Preserve Trees During Construction

Over the summer, you may have noticed the sounds of Central Oregon – skill saws, nail guns and other construction sounds. It seems that, with the end of the recession, we are building, remodeling and expanding again. Small west side Bend houses are getting facelifts, neighborhoods […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Tree Preservation, Urban Forests|0 Comments