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Last week, Seattle Tree Care donated their skilled crew & specialized equipment to help beautify the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden mascot. The garden, playground and community center is located in South Seattle in the Central District just across the street from the NW African American Museum & Jimi Hendrix Park. Our crews spent the day finely […]

Spring is here, and while Washington is certainly abundant in flowers, there is one tree that seems to never fail to astonish: the flowering cherry. Found throughout prominent landmarks in Seattle such as the Quad at UW, cherry trees are just as important culturally as they are agriculturally.   With over 1,000 species, hybrids, and […]

Urban Forests are unique ecosystems. Unlike traditional forests, urban forests often have a wide diversity of tree species. From Northwest natives, such as the Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Western Red-cedar (Thuja plicata), to exotic species such as the Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana), Seattle is a global forest as much as it is a global city. […]

Seattle witnessed the biggest snowfall in 50 years this month, and trees certainly felt the impact. High volumes of snow and strong winds caused branch and whole tree failure, impacting roadways, sidewalks, utility wires, and properties. Follow these steps to keep both your home and the public safe.   Pruning: Pruning is the best option […]

Mulch is important to any tree’s health. But what exactly is mulch? Mulch is defined as any material placed around plants to improve the soil. Whether it is the layer of duff on the forest floor, or the wood chips from a recent landscaping project, mulch benefits trees in numerous ways.   Here are just […]

Trees are home to numerous critters. From nesting birds, to rodents, and insects, trees provide essential habitat for all sorts of wildlife. Here in the Northwest, some trees are even home to creatures as majestic as the Bald Eagle, a national icon and a species that is protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection […]

Did you know that winter is the best time to prune many deciduous trees and shrubs? Trees become dormant in the winter, losing all their leaves and storing up their energy for the coming spring. Here are some great reasons to prune deciduous trees in the winter!   Improvements in tree structure. Without leaves, it […]

Removing a tree? We definitely recommend that you grind out the stump! Stump grinding is the best way to lower the likelihood of the tree returning, as leaving a stump can often induce the growth of suckers and other undesired epiphytic growth. Not to mention, tree stumps are often unsightly, and limit your options for […]

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