How can one care for trees at springtime? Steven Cramer, a horticulture agent in Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, shares three important considerations, in his article in the university’s website. These include soil moisture and soil type, but the most important is the tree’s capacity to make and store nutrients. “This is important to all

Most people think that spring is the best time for planting or installing trees in their backyards. While that may indeed be the case—given that plants have plenty more time to establish their roots during the earlier part of the year—many experts agree that autumn also provides favorable tree-growing conditions. Indeed, The Press Democrat’s Garden

The small town of Moraga in Contra Costa County, has always been known for its delicious pears, particularly the Bartlett variant; so it’s not surprising that the town took the news of a regional ‘fire blight’ infestation last October very seriously. To curb the disease, citizens asked for volunteers to help with the pruning. The San Jose Mercury News explains how this bacterial disease reached Moraga’s local pear industry.

The Cupertino City Council recently passed an ordinance amending the rules on tree removal in the city, Matt Wilson of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Trees are a great addition to any property. They provide shade and they improve your home’s curb appeal; however, a lot of people expect trees to take care of themselves like they do in nature and just water them every now and then. Unfortunately, a tree on your lawn is going to need more help,

One of the important parts of responsible tree care in Palo Alto is to regularly prune the trees on your property. Regular pruning can ensure that your tree will develop well and have a strong structure. Cutting off branches removes diseased and rotten parts that can spread infection as well as damaged parts that can

Neighbors can sometimes dispute on the silliest of things: Wi-Fi, loud music, garbage can placements—the list is practically endless. However, one thing that’s definitely not silly to argue about is trees on a property. When a tree branch goes beyond your home’s boundary, or when a fallen tree causes extensive damage to property are really

Palo Alto literally means ‘tall tree’ in Spanish. As one of its longtime residents, you’ve made it your mission to keep up with the city’s name and protect the trees within your property. Then again, what if doing so has become more of a risk than a reward? Eventually, as trees grow older and develop

A recent report in Lake County News sadly confirms that Sudden Oak Death (SOD), which first reached nearly epidemic levels in the state in 2011, continues to plague many parts of California, particularly places near bodies of water like the Bay Area. “The 2014 Sudden Oak Death Blitz results reveal areas where Phytophthora ramorum –

Score two for California’s finest. Two huge wildfires in the state have been all but brought under control by state and federal fire crews. Totaling over 90,000 hectares, the fires that scorched huge areas of El Dorado and Klamath National Forests have been declared 98% and 97% contained. The latter alone has cost the U.S.

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