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Worried about your tree’s failing during wind or other inclement weather?

We have some tips for identifying potential issues, weaknesses, and the general health of your trees. The following points are intended as a general reference, and are not to take the place of a professional assessment. As a homeowner in the great Pacific Northwest, you are probably used to enjoying the trees on your property. You […]

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Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata)

The Western Red-Cedar can stand to a graceful height of sixty to one hundred and thirty feet tall, but has been known to stand two hundred and seventy seven feet tall with a diameter of nearly fourteen feet. It can take over one thousand years to reach this size. The oldest confirmed Western Red-cedar was […]

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How to Recognize a Hazard Tree #4 The body Language of Trees

When evaluating a tree for its potential to fail, it is important to understand the way a tree can fail, why it will fail, and the way a tree will react to defects that may increase failure probability. In this article we will explore the visual signs of these defects and combine these observations with […]

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How to Recognize a Hazard Tree #3: Tree Mechanics

Tree mechanics is a very important and very difficult subject to summarize into a single blog, but I am always excited to take on a challenge. The first thing to understand in tree mechanics is a few engineering terms. After covering some of these basic terms, I will then attempt to explain how the reality […]

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How to recognize a possible hazard tree #2 Types of decay in trees

Last week I hope I was able to adequately impart an understanding of how trees deal with decay in their woody structures. This week we will discuss the types of decays that will invade the woody structures of trees. Decays that are caused by fungus have three basic stages that are useful in risk assessment. […]

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How To Recognize A Possible Hazard Tree #1 C.O.D.I.T.

Tree risk assessment can be a heavy burden to carry as life is always on the line. This includes the lives of your family, and the lives of your trees. I take this responsibility with great care and solemnity, and hope to impart to you the basics of risk recognition in the field of arboriculture. […]

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The Anatomy of Pruning

If you are like me, it’s not enough to just know how to prune correctly – I need to know why this pruning is correct. This article will address the “why’s” of proper tree pruning in three main points; Where to make the cut, when to make the cut, and why it’s important not to cut too […]

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Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

The Douglas fir; so tall and majestic in appearance with its tall straight trunk and dense, dark blue-green canopy.  It appears with an almost sorrowful grace as the gentle winds of summer blow through its boughs and down-turned foliage. But in winter when the winds blow stronger and more often, only then do you see […]

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Tree Pruning Done Like a Tree Surgeon

Pruning forethought Before setting out into your yard with pruners and handsaws, it is important to give thought as to what your goals are and how best to accomplish them.  There are five basic reasons why we prune; health, beauty, thinning, raising the canopy and reducing the height.  Below I have listed these reasons with […]

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Greetings

Welcome to the new Eastside Tree Works blog! We at Eastside Tree Works will be renewing our resolution to improving our service to the community through expert tree care. This care goes much further than just improving the health of your trees or safely removing the hazardous tree from your yard.  This year we will […]

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