COVID-19 UPDATE: Arborwell is Open and Performing Essential Tree Care Services at this time

Arborwell is Open for Essential Tree Services

COVID-19 UPDATE: Arborwell is Open and Performing Essential Tree Care Services at this time

Arborwell is Open for Essential Tree Services

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What Causes Sudden Oak Death?

What causes Sudden Oak Death in trees and plant life? Sudden Oak Death, or SOD, is caused by the pathogenic fungus Phytophthora ramorum. This waterborne mold pathogen infiltrates plants and trees through contaminated irrigation water, wind-blown rain, infected plants, and contaminated pots and soil mixes. This fungus is also associated with other tree wellness issues like Ramorum leaf blight, Ramorum dieback, and Phytophthora canker.

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Tree Trimming Accidents Can Be Prevented by Hiring Trained Tree Care Experts

It may be tempting to trim your own palm trees to save a few bucks. But if you talk to your local fire and rescue team, they’ll be quick to tell you to think twice. Emergency personnel respond to many tree care related incidents annually. So many accidents occur, the California Department of Public Health created a video describing the risks of trimming palm trees, highlighting proper technique. Hiring trained tree care experts is crucial to avoiding palm tree trimming incidents. What typically goes wrong in a DIY palm tree trimming scenario?

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Arborist Care for City Trees

At Arborwell, our ISA certified tree care professionals service Bay Area and Seattle city forests of all shapes and sizes. The trees growing beside HOAs and apartments, near retail centers, corporate campuses, and parks, endure a lot of abuse. They suffer from their proximity to large buildings and swaths of pavement, damage from people and cars, drought and weather extremes, poor drainage, and untended pest infestation and disease. When city budget cuts leave city trees without the arborist care they so desperately need, it leads to serious consequences for both plants and people

The High Cost of Severely Neglected City Trees

The Arborwell team understands that neglecting the care of city trees costs far more in the long run than providing routine maintenance. Most of the emergency maintenance calls we attend to present far more in liability risk than proper tree care. Are these tree care issues putting your business at risk?

  • Dying, disease, and pest-ridden trees pose a serious safety risk. Left unaddressed, they can fall on vehicles, buildings, and pedestrians, leaving property owners and city governments liable for damage and injury.
  • Fallen limbs from trees with heavy overgrowth can damage power lines, causing outages. They can also block roadways, obstructing access. 
  • Unattended roots can crack and lift sidewalks and roadways, necessitating costly pavement repairs.

You can avoid these emergency issues with a minimal investment in timely care. At Arborwell, our plant health care experts can ensure your trees remain healthy and sustainable, benefitting the community. 

Maximizing the Benefits of City Trees

Trees are a key part of a happy, healthy urban environment. City trees clean the air and water, offer welcome shade, and reduce stormwater runoff. They serve as a habitat for area wildlife, combat the urban heat island effect, and provide a relaxing, natural ambiance for residents to enjoy. If only for a bit of routine maintenance, they could live much longer, healthier lives, increasing in value as they age. 

Keeping Up with Tree Care Responsibilities

Our knowledgeable arborists know that city trees don’t require intensive maintenance. In fact, they need less care as they mature. With a thorough evaluation, our experienced staff can develop a long term, proactive plan for your city trees with your budgetary needs in mind. We offer comprehensive services, including:

  • Pruning trees to reduce risk from fallen limbs
  • Cleaning up following storm damage
  • Clearing branches or trees that block or pose a hazard to structures and utilities
  • Removing and replacing dead trees
  • Quickly identifying and treating diseased or pest-ridden trees and mitigating spread
  • Addressing nutrient deficiencies
  • Removing invasive species
  • Improving species and age diversity of the trees on your grounds

You require preventative health checkups with your doctor annually. Trees need the same level of proactive care. Is it time to schedule a primary care visit from one of our ISA certified arborists? Contact Arborwell Professional Tree Management to schedule an evaluation and start caring for the city trees on your San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Seattle, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Hayward, or Oakland property today.

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The Role of an Arborist for Commercial Landscaping

There are many facets to caring for the grounds of your commercial property. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with these tasks, from regular maintenance like pruning and irrigation to soil health, and pest and disease control. These areas are where the skills of our San Diego certified arborists shine. What role can an arborist take in caring for your commercial landscaping?

Site Evaluation

Our arborists can evaluate your grounds, compiling an arborist report based on current or planned uses for your property, gathering essential data on:

  • Tree species and condition
    By identifying the type, location, number, and condition of trees on your property, our arborists can recommend a specialized care plan to support each species’ health and lifespan.

  • Microclimate
    Identifying the unique climate of your property, and how it differs from the surrounding area, can help you address tree health issues and select the best plant species for your grounds. 

  • Types of soils on your property
    Our team has a thorough understanding of local soil types and how they impact tree health, irrigation, and fertilization needs.

  • Watering and irrigation
    Our San Francisco Peninsula experts know you can save water, manage drought, and improve the health of your trees with proper irrigation.

  • Fertilizer use
    Our knowledgeable arborists can identify fertilizers you’ve used in the past, how they’ve affected your soil, and the need for additional soil amendments.

  • Pests and diseases
    With an expert eye, an arborist can quickly detect ailing trees, recommending proper treatment options.

Learn more about our San Francisco, Oakland, and East Bay area services.

Landscaping Design

Once we’ve gathered essential information on your commercial site, we will enhance your landscape design. Our experienced arborists can help you select and plant trees ideally suited to thrive in the environment on your property. We have a thorough knowledge of tree species, providing you with a variety of noninvasive, native, drought-tolerant options. We can find solutions to enhance privacy, provide shade to reduce cooling costs, serve as a windbreak to reduce heating costs, improve air quality, control erosion on your San Jose area property, and more.

Planning for Long Term Plant Health

With proper care and maintenance, your trees will remain healthy, valuable assets within your landscape. After addressing the immediate needs of your plants, the knowledgeable arborists at our Seattle office will devise a long-term strategy to support the future health and longevity of your trees. Like the healthcare of people, vibrant, flourishing landscapes are the result of small, consistent investments in preventive care, directed by a professional arborist. 

Tree Safety and Maintenance

A skilled arborist can quickly identify the safety and maintenance needs of trees on your Sacramento property. Our knowledgeable arborists can help you control property liability ensuring adequate clearance surrounding trees for pedestrians, vehicles, and utilities. We perform regular trimming and pruning to remove damaged, diseased, or dead branches, clean up messy fruit that can pose trip hazards, and identify other potential risks before damage or injury can occur.

Meticulous Care, Unparalleled Services

Our professional arborists are renowned for their technical expertise, attention to detail, and superior customer service skills. We excel in providing tree care solutions that enhance the community while supporting and protecting the environment. Let us help you transform your west coast commercial or residential property, adding value and appeal with beautiful, healthy well-groomed trees.

Proper care of trees is an investment that generates considerable returns. Learn more about the complementary role an arborist can play in your commercial landscaping care program. Schedule a tree assessment, or contact your local San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, or Seattle Arborwell office to learn more today.

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ISA Certified Arborist

Why Hire ISA Certified Arborists in Seattle?

If you need tree management services in Seattle, it can be tempting to choose the contractor with the lowest price. However, tending trees is dangerous work, and choosing an arborist is a decision that you should not take lightly. Enlisting the help of a skilled ISA-certified arborist safeguards your business. Why should you hire ISA certified arborists in Seattle?

ISA Certified Arborists Have a Higher Level of Knowledge

At Arborwell, we understand that well-tended trees are an asset, and proper tree care is an investment in the future of your trees and the value of your property. Because we have your best interests at heart, our arborists are ISA-certified, with the knowledge and training to care for and maintain your trees safely.

Demonstrating their commitment to the care of your trees, our arborists have earned ISA certification, passing a comprehensive national examination administered by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Each holds a degree in a related field from an accredited institute, with three or more years of full-time practical experience in arboriculture.

Training for Our ISA Certified Arborists Doesn’t End with an Exam

To maintain certification and stay up to date on the latest industry information and techniques, our arborists continue their educational journey throughout their careers. Our team is continually building its knowledge base, holding over 35 years of collective experience in arboriculture, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, and related fields. Our ISA affiliation gives us access to the latest industry research, information, and technological resources direct from the ISA, helping us effectively and efficiently manage any issue you may encounter with your trees.

Arborwell ISA Certified Arborists Adhere to a Strict Code of Ethics

In choosing the Arborwell team, you can avoid the problems and damage frequently experienced with inexperienced or unprofessional contractors. We will always provide you with a written proposal for all work. On-site, you can trust our arborists to have all the necessary credentials to provide top-notch service, including proper insurance and any required permitting.

We have the skills and experience to care for your trees properly, helping you circumvent property damage and injury from incorrect tree trimming and removal. Our crew is committed to helping you maintain the safety and longevity of your trees, protecting them from rough tree climbing methods and excess trimming that damage and threaten their lifespan. We ensure the safety of your trees and community bystanders throughout the process, completing each job with a thorough cleanup.

Why hire ISA certified arborists in Seattle? Customers choose Arborwell Professional Tree Management for our experience, qualifications, and reputation for safe, affordable tree services. Open up to a new level of tree care. Contact us to schedule a complimentary assessment from an ISA certified arborist today.

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What Is A Certified Arborist?

Trees can be incredibly beautiful features in your landscape, but they don’t get that way on their own. They require careful nurturing from certified arborists, using trimming, irrigation, fertilization and detailed health care plans. What does it mean to be a certified arborist and why do you need one for your commercial landscape?

At Arborwell Professional Tree Management, our certified arborists have years of training and experience caring for trees and can help the trees on your property to thrive. We serve commercial properties and estates in Seattle and California, and we know how to care for your trees no matter the climate and environment.

Not your average gardener

Being a certified arborist means that you have professional recognition as an arborist. You have undergone intense education about arboriculture and likely have years of experience looking after trees. Those who wish to obtain their certification must first write an exam, and to qualify for that exam you must have:

  • A degree in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, or landscape architecture from an accredited school, or
  • More than 3 years of experience working in the field of arboriculture

Those who pass the difficult exam must also agree to sign the code of ethics, which serves as a guide for all certified arborists to follow. It ensures that customers receive a high quality of services and provides a template for behaviour and safe practices for all arborists to follow.

A certified arborist is not just someone who likes to garden. They are dedicated professionals who have spent years studying their craft and know how to properly take care of the trees on your property.

We provide professional care

Arborwell provides you with expert care from certified arborists. Whether your trees need help surviving drought conditions in California, or pest infestations in Seattle, our arborists can take care of it. We pride ourselves on making sure your trees receive the best care possible.

Now that you understand what a certified arborist is, and why they are the best choice when it comes to looking after the trees on your commercial property, make sure to call Arborwell Professional Tree Management today at 888-969-8733 or click here to visit our website.

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Seattle’s Urban Forest Progress and Role of Trees in the City

Well known for its wealth of forests and beautiful natural landscape, the city of Seattle is taking important steps to preserve its urban forests and ensure that they continue to thrive. They have created the Urban Forest Management Plan, which strives to maintain, improve and re-establish the urban population of trees in Seattle.

This is a complicated issue, but Arborwell Professional Tree Management believes it’s one that can and will be solved. Seattle’s urban forest progress has focused on planting and maintaining trees, as well as restoring parklands.

Why are tree so important?

Trees and forests play a very important role in our ecosystems. They absorb carbon dioxide and can store the carbon, while releasing the oxygen back into the air. This is a great way to combat the growing climate change issue. As well as providing clean air, a healthy forest can also offer habitat for wildlife, is more resistant to forest fires, reduce flooding and provide clean water, and fight back against disease and pest infestations more effectively.

Urban forests are a key part of Seattle’s ecosystem and the benefits from ensuring their health and vitality are crucial. The 2018 progress report shows that nearly 50,000 seedlings were planted, 134 acres of invasive species were removed from parklands, and over 5,000 trees were maintained to ensure continued growth.

What is Seattle’s goal?

The city of Seattle began its urban forest management plan with the goal of increasing its tree canopy cover to 30%. In a report from 2016, seen here, it was estimated that canopy cover was at 28%. The city has made great improvements to local urban forests and will continue to do so by keeping up with planting and maintenance efforts.

For owners of private estates or commercial properties in the Seattle area, the experts at Arborwell can help you with the trees on your property. We have years of experience providing excellent tree care and we can share our expertise with you.

If you are looking for a way to help with Seattle’s urban forest progress and understand the pivotal role of trees in the city, contact Arborwell today at 888-969-8733 or visit our website.

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