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 […]

What is Certified Arborist and Why Hire One?

By |January 6th, 2014|

Arbor 1 Tree Service – Central Oregon Certified Arborists

Back in the day, we used to be called “tree surgeons”, but today, we like to think of ourselves more like “tree physical therapists”. But really, we are Certified Arborists, properly trained to take care […]

Maintaining Ponderosa Pine Health in Winter

By |October 28th, 2013|

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 […]

Preserve Trees During Construction

By |October 3rd, 2013|

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 […]

Preparing Trees for Winter: Reducing Early Storm Damage

By |September 11th, 2013|

Preparing Trees for Winter

If you you’ve lived in Central Oregon for a few years, you know that it can start snowing fairly early in the fall season. Often times our mountains see a dusting of snow by the end of September.

And if you were here in 2009, you might […]

Why Topping Trees is Bad News

By |August 19th, 2013|

Why Topping Trees is Bad News

Have you ever seen a tree that looks like a coat rack? Like this:Why Topping Trees is Bad

This is called tree topping and it is bad news. Actually, it […]

Central Oregon Tree Pest: Sequoia Pitch Moth

By |August 8th, 2013|

Common Central Oregon Tree Pest: Sequoia Pitch MothCentral Oregon Tree Pest - Sequoia Pitch Moth - Arbor 1 Tree Service

Do you have pine trees on your property that have large, unsightly masses of pitch on the trunk? If so, you […]

Tree Climbing for Climate Change

By |July 17th, 2013|

Tree Climbing and Cloning Giant Sequoias

Watch this incredible video of David Milarch who wants to stop global warming by tree climbing and cloning the worlds largest trees. After a near death experience 19 years ago, David found his calling to clean up the planet’s air […]

Tree Hugging Event in Portland

By |July 10th, 2013|

Portland Organizes World’s Largest Tree Hugging

We love Oregon and we love trees. And it sure seems like Oregon loves trees.

On July 20, Portland will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for tree hugging. Organized by Hoyt Arboretum and Treecology, the “hug-in” […]

Wildfire Fuels Reduction Project – The Time Is Now

By |July 2nd, 2013|

Protect Your Home and Property

We recently worked on a wildfire fuels reduction project on the north side of Awbrey Butte (see photos at the bottom). What started as a mess, turned into a safer piece of property. We cut all of the brush out, limbed trees, and cleared the […]