Category Archives: Tree Selection

Tree Risk Assessment and Formative Pruning Can Improve Safety and Reduce Liability

Posted by Kelly McGlothlin, M.S.,¬†Associate Arborist The structural development of trees in unpopulated areas is not a problem since there are usually not any targets of concern when a tree falls or loses a limb.¬† But in urban settings, trees … Continue reading

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Bare Root Planting Season is Here!

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The following is a list of some of the benefits of planting bare root trees as opposed to container-grown or balled-and-burlapped stock. The root system is visible and girdling roots (circling roots near the trunk) are not common (Figure 1). … Continue reading

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Landscape Trees for the Central Valley: A List of Species, Attributes, and Environmental Tolerances

Selecting a tree species considering its environmental tolerances and growth attributes is a pre-requisite for successful landscape performance.¬† The following table presents critical arboricultural information for over 100 trees to assist the land manager in selecting an appropriate tree species … Continue reading

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