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Tree Roots: Buried Root Systems Recovery Plan

Here in Santa Barbara we understand that the ground is far from sedentary. Whether it’s construction of new homes or mud sliding from recent storms, we are in a constant battle to save our trees from the dangers of moving

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Tree Advice, Tree Preservation, Tree Safety

Armillaria: Common Killer of Trees and Shrubs

One of the most under-diagnosed causes of tree failure are root rot pathogens. Here in southern California we have a few rots that plague our trees and I want to talk about one of them in particular. Armillaria Root Rot

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice, Tree Safety

What’s an Arborist and do I need one?

To be an arborist one must establish a basic level of experience and comprehension in the field of tree care. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the organization that certifies tree workers around the world and helps to expand

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Certifications and Training, Tree Advice

Five Common Tree Care Mistakes on Commercial Properties

Trees are meant to grow in a natural environment where they thrive without any intervention. They are not adapted to live in commercial landscapes where the growing conditions are vastly different. Routine maintenance is the best way to acclimate trees

Posted in Tree Advice

Why You Need Both a Landscaper and an Arborist

The work of landscapers and arborists is not as interchangeable as it may at first seem. Each role requires a unique skillset, experience and equipment. Lumping this work together appears to be faster and easier when in reality it’s anything

Posted in Tree Advice

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