Arborist

Winter is the Best Time to Fertilize Native Oak trees

Now that the temperatures are cooling off, it is a good time to fertilize native oaks such Blue, Interior Live and Valley oaks.  Why do we wait for cooler temperatures? Our oaks are susceptible to fungal attack from Armillaria that can lead to root and trunk rot.  By fertilizing oaks in the spring or summer the nutrients can cause …

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California’s drought marches onward and our trees need more water, or do they?

We are frequently asked how often and how much to water trees. Our native oak species do not require water during the summer months but will need water monthly during a dry winter. However, all other trees are considered introduced species that have adapted to our climate.  Does this mean watering every day or twice per day? NO.  All plant …

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Alternate bearing fruit trees

As we are enjoying Spring and seeing the buds and flowers appear on fruit trees, Alternate bearing is a topic you will want to spend a few minutes to learn about. Alternate bearing can be defined as the phenomenon where some crops will produce more fruit than they normally do, only to have the amount …

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