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Pruning Trees: When Is The Best Time?

Pruning Trees: When Is The Best Time? You’ve looked it up online and received conflicting results. You went to your local nursery or home improvement store only to be further confused. But the question remains… “when is the best time to prune your trees?” Unfortunately, it’s not a simple answer. There are a lot of […]

Transplanting Trees

Transplanting Trees The best time to transplant a tree depends on the species/tree type, its dormant period, and the ground conditions. Similar to pruning, a good rule of thumb for transplanting a tree is before the frost in late fall or after the frost, but before new growth, in early spring. Before transplanting, determine where the tree […]

How To Plant A Living Christmas Tree

How To Plant A Living Christmas Tree There might not be a better family memory than planting this year’s Christmas tree. Christmas is a wonderful time to create memories and what better way to preserve them than to bring the family back together to plant the tree that has brought so much happiness. Planting Christmas […]

Fire Resistant Trees

Fire Resistant Trees With ongoing wildfire challenges throughout Santa Barbara County, you might find yourself asking what trees offer fire resistance. Fortunately, there are some very good choices for your landscape. Unfortunately, when fires go out of control, no tree is truly safe. Fire safe landscaping uses fire-resistant plants and trees strategically placed around a […]

Best Trees For Erosion Control

Best Trees For Erosion Control Erosion is the process of eroding or stripping away topsoil, plants, and trees by natural elements like storms with wind, surface runoff, and rainwater. To prevent erosion, a variety of plants and trees, preferably native, with varying root depths should be planted; with trees typically having the deepest and strongest […]

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees  Numerous varieties of fruit trees thrive growing on the Central Coast of California. Since most of Santa Barbara County falls within zones 10a or 10b, with little frost risk, the warm weather makes it an ideal location for growing some of the most common fruit trees. The zone difference between 10a and 10b is […]

What To Do With A Dead Tree In Your Yard

What To Do With A Dead Tree In Your Yard Sadly, from time to time our landscapes lose a tree from old age or damage. But sometimes a tree might just look dead. If you fear you have a dead or dying tree you need to call a certified arborist. An arborist can help you make […]