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Selecting High Quality, Healthy Trees in Bend and Central Oregon

By |October 8th, 2014|

It’s hard to believe it is almost mid-October with this amazingly warm weather. We all know this can all change, though! Early to mid-fall is a good time to plant perennials and trees in Bend and Central Oregon. Our local nurseries and landscape supply places have a good supply […]

Lightning and Associated Tree Damage

By |July 30th, 2014|

NOTE: This copy was taken from the Texas A & M Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Department

Wayne K. Clatterbuck, Associate Professor Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries University of Tennessee, David S. Vandergriff, UT Extension Urban Horticulture & Forestry, Kim D. Coder Professor, Silvics/Ecology Warnell School of Forest Resources The […]

American Hornet Moth

By |July 16th, 2014|

The American hornet moth, Sesia tibialis, is a pest that can be found attacking poplars, willows and aspens. Also sometimes known as the Cottonwood crown borer, it is found in many areas in North America. Over the past year, we have seen several infestations in the Central Oregon region.

Adults […]

Choosing Trees in Central Oregon

By |June 4th, 2014|

Choosing Trees in Central Oregon: Native or Non-Native?

So, you’ve decided you want to plant a few trees on your property, but you don’t know if you want to go the “native” or “non-native” route. We’ll try to give you some information that might help you understand the debate on […]

Tree Removal Turned into Furniture

By |May 27th, 2014|

Tree removal is always a last resort for us, but in late winter 2014, we removed several trees in Pioneer Park in Bend. This was a pretty big job and it was a shame to lose some of Bend’s finest old trees. The trees were infested with the Black […]

Boxelder Bugs In Central Oregon

By |May 14th, 2014|

Boxelder Bugs – Central Oregon’s Nuisance Pest

The boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata) is an insect that is usually found around female box elder trees, as well as maple and ash trees. They are about ½ inch long, black with orange or red markings. The young bugs are […]

Happy Oregon Arbor Week!

By |April 1st, 2014|

Happy Oregon Arbor Week! Oregon Arbor Week is a time to celebrate our trees by planting ceremonial trees, educating children and adults about the importance of trees, and honor the important role trees play in our daily lives.

Arbor […]

Stump Removal

By |February 18th, 2014|

Seven Good Reasons for Stump Removal

Tree removal is a necessity at times. Stump removal is not always a necessity, but there are some good reasons to remove a stump on your property.

  1. Stumps are just not pretty. Aesthetically speaking, the sight of a stump in your front yard isn’t too […]

The Economic Benefits of Trees

By |February 13th, 2014|

Does Money Grow On Trees?

There are many studies that show, in addition to environmental and social goodness, trees are a wise economic investment. There are many economic benefits of trees including:

Residential Property Value

  • Trees can significantly increase property values. A U.S. Tax Court case once determined that a $164,500 valued […]

Central Oregon Tree Pest: Locust Borer

By |January 9th, 2014|

It’s our pest o’ the week – the Locust Borer, (Megacyllene robiniae), a robust pest of the non-native Black locust tree. We’ve been seeing this little guy that can cause some significant damage in our local locust trees. Specifically, Pioneer Park in Bend has had some issues with this […]