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Hill side clean up

Compliance, Hazardous Vegetation Removal Every spring the fire department’s vigilance concerning the hazardous vegetation in the Los Angeles area is heightened; notices are sent to homeowners warning them of their requirement to comply with fire code regulations, to reduce fuel … Continue reading

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Eight Good Reasons Not to Top Your Trees:

1. Starvation: Good pruning practices rarely remove more than 1⁄4 to 1/3 of the tree’s crown, which in turn does not seriously interfere with the tree’s leafy crown to manufacture food.  Topping removes so much of the crown that it … Continue reading

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Topping Trees

Topping is the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight across hedge type fashion or a complete de-limbing of the tree leaving only the main trunk of the tree.  Topping or heading is generally intended to … Continue reading

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Flowering Trees and Shrubs

When you can’t wait to get started in the spring garden, a good task to undertake is pruning.  Most trees and shrubs benefit from annual pruning.  It keep them in shape, gets rid of dead and diseased wood and encourages … Continue reading

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wind & trees

Wind in trees does more than rustle leaves. The gentle breezes, prevailing winds, and cyclonic occurrences that arise from daily and seasonal changes in solar heating all affect the growth, form, and very survival of trees. Arborists need to be … Continue reading

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Plant

If you did most of your planting and pruning in fall, December is an easy month in the garden. Puttering at its best. But be cautious when tiptoeing through wet soil after a rain. You don’t want to compact the … Continue reading

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Get ready for the Winds..

One of the most important times during the year to trim back your trees is the fall season, and outlined below are just a few reasons why this maintenance is critical: The gusty winds associated with the months of October … Continue reading

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