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Dead trees = falling debris!

Lombardy poplars are common and cheap—but they easily die and can drop dangerous limbs. Like these pictured tree “skeletons,” you’ll often see them by roads and sidewalks. (Like tree experts say, “Wrong tree. Wrong place.”) If you have dead or dying poplars, please call for a free consultation. These trees are often hazardous to climb.… Continue Reading

An Epidemic of Poplar Failures

An Epidemic of Poplar Failures

Around this time last year we talked about the dangers posed by dying poplar trees, and the complications and risks involved in removing them. Considering the astounding number of calls our Portland office has received in recent weeks to have these notoriously problematic trees removed, we feel that it bears mentioning again. Indeed, if you happen to have a… Continue Reading

Diseases in Trees: Soil-borne Fungal Infections

Diseases in Trees: Soil-borne Fungal Infections

Do you have trees that are in a state of catastrophic decline? Is the foliage pale, dying back in large sections, or even throughout the whole tree? More likely than not, the cause of a widespread dieback can be found in the soil — via chemicals, construction damage, poor water or nutrient conditions, or bacterial… Continue Reading

Mitigating Hazards Before They’re Dangerous

Mitigating Hazards Before They’re Dangerous

Recently we’ve had several cases where clients called us to have a worrisome tree hazards and when our arborist arrived to give an estimate, we’d discover that the tree had been dead for a very long time. The most recent case was a birch tree tucked away in a back yard, surrounded by garden structures… Continue Reading

Deadwood Hazards and Overgrowth

Deadwood Hazards and Overgrowth

Over the course of the winter you might grow accustomed to seeing leafless trees in your yard, but when spring and summer roll around and your tree still looks like this:. .. it’s pretty clear that you have a problem on your hands. Even when you don’t have a half-dead tree posing an obvious and… Continue Reading