Tree Hugger Bingo: a zany good time

Tree Hugger Bingo: a zany good time

Tree Hugger Bingo is your chance to have fun, win plants and help raise funds for Plant Amnesty, one of our favorite organizations. Zany Ciscoe Morris and Dominic Barrera, Plant Amnesty executive  director, will host the event. It’s a lively evening, with chili,...
It’s not too late for winter pruning

It’s not too late for winter pruning

Take time between rainstorms to walk around your yard and look at your trees and shrubs. Do you find ones that are growing too densely? Do you see crossing branches or branches? Do you see signs of damage or disease? Mid to late winter is an excellent time to prune....
Join annual City Fruit harvest

Join annual City Fruit harvest

Do you love apples, pears, plums and other tree fruit? Now is your chance to help get that fruit off the tree and to people who need it. Join the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest. Each year the nonprofit group City Fruit mobilizes volunteers to harvest fruit from...
How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

How to prune in summer: Laceleaf Japanese maple

Meet our expert tree and shrub pruning staff and watch them prune a maple tree—in fast motion. This video explains and shows the steps to properly prune a laceleaf Japanese maple in summer. Many of the principles demonstrated in the video also apply to pruning other...
Early spring tree care

Early spring tree care

It’s spring, and delicate pink and white blossoms are appearing on many trees. Ah, the fragrance of a flowering cherry! Early spring is the time to prepare your trees for healthy growth this season. Get a head start on preventing pests and diseases on fruit...
How to manage Phomopsis blight

How to manage Phomopsis blight

Phomopsis is a fungus that causes shoot blight and twig cankers. The disease is most common among junipers. Phomopsis may also affect other evergreen ornamentals and a few deciduous trees. This may include American and Oriental arborvitae, hinoki cypress, English yew,...
Are your evergreens losing needles?

Are your evergreens losing needles?

We are rerunning a post from last year about evergreen needle drop because this is something we hear about every year from clients. Sometimes clients ask our staff, “What’s wrong with my cedar (or pine or fir)?! It’s dropping its needles!” Most frequently, the...
Sea kelp helps plants thrive

Sea kelp helps plants thrive

We love sea kelp. Sea kelp has been found to improve growth and color of plants and to enhance flowering in some species of plants. Sea kelp benefits plants because it: Contains trace elements that are deficient in most garden soils\ Supplies potassium, an essential...
Summer is a great time for pruning

Summer is a great time for pruning

Summer is a great time to prune your trees and shrubs. The plants have gone through their big spring push. They are preparing for the summer heat and producing buds for next year’s spring growth. This spring has been as close to perfect growing conditions as we...
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